Unemployment in Bristol West falls by 57 in August

The number of people out of work in Bristol West fell by 57 in the month of August showing that 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.

In Bristol West alone unemployment is down 1.3% on last years figures, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics.

Stephen Williams said the Liberal Democrats in Government had taken positive steps to clean up Labour’s economic mess.


He 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.”

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