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North Dorset MP Bob Walter welcomes "heartening" unemployment figures

By Dadcock  |  Posted: August 13, 2014

North Dorset MP Bob Walter

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MP Bob Walter has welcomed figures showing the rate of unemployment in his North Dorset constituency has dropped to 0.7 per cent.

The figures come as the country enjoys its biggest fall in UK unemployment rates for 25 years.

In July there were 335 unemployed claimants in North Dorset - down by 35 on the previous month and lower by 327 than in July 2013.

The figures apply to the economically active population aged 16 to 64.

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It makes North Dorset the eight best for unemployment in the UK’s 650 constituencies.

Mr Walter said he was heartened by the figures.

He added: “That is fantastic news, especially when accompanied by the steepest annual fall in youth unemployment since records began 30 years ago.

“Building a stronger, healthier economy for everyone means more people in work and more people able to provide for their families and their future.

“The last few years have been tough as we fought our way out of recession together. Now that we can see light at the end of the tunnel, the Government must stick to its course and the long-term economic plan that got us here.”

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