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Unemployment falls by 20,000 in Yorkshire and the Humber – Greg Mulholland MP

October 15, 2014 4:15 PM

The number of people out of work in our region of Yorkshire and the Humber fell by 20,000 showing the economic recovery is taking hold, new figures reveal.

Across Britain unemployment dropped 538,000 in the past year - the largest annual fall on record.

After London, Yorkshire and the Humber has seen the biggest fall in unemployment in the country.

Greg Mulholland, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West said the Liberal Democrats in Government had taken positive steps to clean up Labour's economic mess.

Greg said:

"The strong labour market performance hasn't happened by accident.

"The Liberal Democrats have taken steps to ensure our labour market is fair and flexible - delivering opportunity for everyone and preventing exploitation of the most vulnerable.

"The employment growth that we are now witnessing is one of this Government's key achievements.

"The Liberal Democrats have fixed Labour's economic mess and are building a stronger economy and fairer society."

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said

"Our jobs rich economic recovery means that Britain is fast becoming the job creation capital of the western economies.

"Because our recovery plan is working, so is the country and in record numbers.

"Every job created is a family made more secure and is another step towards the stronger economy and fairer society that Liberal Democrats are committed to build."