Cherilyn Mackrory MP welcomes continuing low unemployment in Truro and Falmouth

Cherilyn Mackrory, Member of Parliament for Truro and Falmouth, has welcomed statistics from the Department for Work and Pensions today which show unemployment in Truro and Falmouth continues to drop and remains below the national average.

The figures, based on calculations that are based on calculations regarding Universal Credit being in place since 2013, show 1,150 unemployed claimants in Truro and Falmouth in November 2019, 20 lower than November 2018. This represents a rate of 2.0% of the population aged 16-64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.1%.

Cherilyn Mackrory MP said:

“I welcome these figures which show a continuing drop in unemployment in the Truro and Falmouth constituency.”

“It is good that these figures remain significantly below the national average and I pay tribute to the excellent staff in the local Department for Work and Pensions offices who continue to do great work in supporting people back into work.”

“I look forward to working with residents, employers and the DWP to ensure these figures continue to go in a positive direction.”