Hemel Hempstead MP, Sir Mike Penning, has welcomed new figures released by the Office of National Statistics, which show that unemployment is down to 3.5% which is the lowest level since 1974.
Locally, the figures show that the number of unemployed claimants for September 2022 in the Hemel Hempstead constituency is 2,085 which compares to 3,045 a year ago in September 2021. That is down 960. In the 18-24 age group the figure is 310 which is down 150 on the same time last year.
Sir Mike said: “This is great news, nationally and for Hemel Hempstead. Having a job with the financial security of a regular pay packet enables you to provide for your family and is important for your health and well-being."
“With the Government’s new focus on low taxes and high growth, this means that you will keep more of your pay-packet and have better prospects for the future.”