Figures reveal more residents in jobs

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The number of people looking for work in Bridlington has dropped by 16 per cent compared to this time last year.

The claimant count in the East Riding of Yorkshire local authority area now stands at 3,030 with 700 of those people being aged 18 to 24.

This reflects this month’s national figures, which show that the employment rate rose to a new record high of 74 per cent - and the female employment rate reached a new record of 69.1 per cent.

The proportion of young people who are not in full-time education or in work is 14.1 per cent - the lowest on record.

The claimant count has fallen by 95,400 over the past year, and is down to 785,900.

DWP Employment Minister, Priti Patel, said: “This is a record-breaking set of figures – and has got 2016 off to a fantastic start.

“There are now more people in work than ever before and wages are growing consistently – a credit to hardworking Brits and businesses alike. And in a further demonstration of the strength of the UK labour market the figures show a record three quarters of a million vacancies available. In Yorkshire and the Humber the number of people in work has risen 23,000 over the past quarter, bringing the total employment to a near record high.

“As a One Nation Government we will build on this throughout the coming year – doubling childcare for working parents and introducing the new National Living Wage – ensuring that everyone has increased financial security and the opportunity to get on and succeed in life.”