Figures published by the ONS show that the number of unemployed claimants in Tamworth constituency in April 2014 was 851. This represents a rate of 1.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64. This number of claimants is a massive 726 lower than April 2013 and 117 lower than in March 2014.
Responding to the latest fall in unemployment in Tamworth Christopher Pincher said, “I welcome the news that unemployment in Tamworth has fallen once again and continues to drop below levels seen before the Labour government’s recession. It has now fallen to a new record low for this decade.
“Together with the fall in inflation which we last month, there is now compelling evidence that the government’s long term economic plan is working. But we must not be complacent, there is still much to do. We must make Tamworth the place to set up or expand a business. Tamworth is a working town and we should not put our economic recovery in jeopardy by returning to Labour’s bad old ways.”
Nationally unemployment is now down to 6.8%. Tamworth is also well above regional and national levels of employment which also continues to rise. Last month also saw a record jump in the number of people finding work since records began in 1971.