It’s also great news in the North West where 220,000 more people are back in work in since 2010.
In Rossendale & Darwen the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits has fallen by 980 a 43 per cent drop – since 2010.
Today’s figures also show wages continuing to grow strongly, the employment rate running at a record high and long-term unemployment at its lowest since before the 2008 recession.
Local MP Jake Berry said:
‘This is great news for our country and for local people, with the number of people in Rossendale & Darwen relying on the key out of work benefits down 43 per cent since 2010, and the unemployment rate nationwide at its lowest level since 2005.
‘It shows that our on-going welfare reforms are working – continuing to incentivise work and making sure the system is fair to all those who need it and those who pay for it.
‘Conservatives have made real progress creating a strong economy and helping people into work, and we will continue that work as we build a country that works for everyone – with more people sharing in our country’s prosperity’.