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Unemployment Down in North Yorkshire and York

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11:48am 15th May 2013

The number of people out of work has fallen in North Yorkshire and York.

In North Yorkshire there are currently 8,058 claiming Job Seekers' Allowance which is a fall of 596 on March.

2,898 people are on the dole in York which is a fall of 155 on last month.

These are the lowest April unemployment figures in the city for five years.

Cllr James Alexander, Labour leader for City of York Council said: “It’s good news that the number of claimants in York has fallen further and we hope that this trend can continue. It is particularly pleasing to note that York has seen a further decrease in youth unemployment, with the number falling by 225 since April 2012.

“It is great to see York bucking the national trend by recording a fall in unemployment levels, however there is still work to be done. The figures demonstrate a strong and growing confidence in York’s economy, which is in no small part due to its skilled workforce.

“City of York Council will continue to work with partners such as the Jobs Centre Plus and Future Prospects - to provide residents access to support agencies, which will help them improve skills and offer them the best possible chance to enter employment. The recently announced funding from the Economic Infrastructure Fund hopes to further the support that City of York Council provides to residents who are seeking employment.”

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