Fall in number of city jobless is welcomed
The number of people out of work in Bath has dropped.
New figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed the number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance has fallen by four per cent.
Between December 2011 and December 2012 the number of people on JSA dropped by 55 to 1,310.
MP for Bath Don Foster, said the new figures were good news for the city.
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He said: "The latest drop in unemployment in Bath is very welcome news, despite difficult economic circumstances.
"Liberal Democrats are working to build a stronger economy in a fairer society.
"And we want to see local businesses thrive, having the confidence to take on more staff.
"These figures reflect the national trend that has seen unemployment fall once again.
"A record number of people are in work across the country – nearly 30 million adults – and there was another cut in the numbers of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance."
However, the number of people claiming JSA for 12 months or longer in Bath has risen to 370, up from 215 in December 2011.