Figures published this week show that in July 2022 the number of people who were claiming unemployment related benefits in the Carlisle constituency has reduced further.
There were 1,600 actual claimants in the Carlisle constituency, which was 3% of the population aged 16-64. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.7%.
There were 240 claimants aged 18-24, which was 3.7% of the population aged 18-24. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 4.4%.
That is 105 down on the month, and 935 down on the year.
Noting the figures, John said, “This is welcome news for Carlisle, demonstrating that our local economy is growing, our city is becoming more vibrant and more jobs are becoming available. With current and future investments into the city centre, like the Citadels and Railway Station projects, it is to be hoped that we will see more improvements in the future.”