Penning: ‘Jobless queue drop shows we are on right track’

Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning. Treats for Troops launch 2012.
Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning. Treats for Troops launch 2012.
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Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning says the latest employment figures for his constituency published by the Office for National Statistics on Wednesday show things are moving in the right direction.

The number of people claiming unemployment benefit in area has fallen in the past month by 100 and is 320 lower than for November 2011.

Mr Penning said: “I am delighted that the number of claimants is falling, this shows that the government is absolutely right to focus on the economy and jobs.

“Of course there is more to be done, but it is going in the right direction and I welcome initiatives at both the national and local levels to create jobs and get the economy going again.”