Unemployment rate falls in Luton and Beds

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The number of unemployed people in Luton and Bedfordshire has fallen in the past three months, figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed yesterday.

In Luton North, unemployment has fallen by 4.5 per cent, (2,741 people). In Luton South, unemployment has fallen by 5.5 per cent (3,652 people).

This follows the national trend which shows that the jobless rate fell by 8 per cent in the three months to June compared with the previous quarter. That’s 46,000 in the UK who appear to have found work, during a period when national output is supposed to have shrunk by 0.7 per cent.

In the Mid Bedfordshire constituency, unemployment fell by 1.7 per cent (1,114 people), and in South West Beds it fell by 3.3 per cent (2,175 people).

Nationally, the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance fell by 5,900 to 1.59 million in July.