East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson is delighted that local unemployment dropped once again last month, this time to its lowest level for over 6 years. This comes on the back of the positive news that the economy has grown by 0.8% over the last quarter, ensuring that the UK economy has now returned to the same level it was before the financial crisis in 2008.
Commenting, Jo said:
“Once again it is fantastic to see that local unemployment has fallen for the fifth consecutive month, this time to its lowest level for over 6 years. There were 573 unemployed people locally in July, down from 890 this time a year ago.
“I am proud of the part the Liberal Democrats have played in the economic recovery, and our continued support for small businesses is starting to pay dividends for people and companies locally. In my recent survey over 50% of local businesses said they intend to recruit new staff in the next year, a very positive sign that confidence in the local economy is improving.”