Jobseekers in Northampton down by a third in one year

The job centre in Upper Mounts
The job centre in Upper Mounts

Numbers of people claiming job seekers’ allowance in Northampton have fallen by almost a third in one year.

Statistics released yesterday showed there were 3,655 claimants in December 2014 comparedwith 30 per cent more in December 2013.

In other encouraging news, the number of claimants aged between 18 and 24 dropped 58 per cent in the same period to 505 people.

Tim George, a Job Centre manager for Northamptonshire, said schemes such as inviting 100 employers to visit the job centres, as well as expenses-paid work experience, have helped more jobless people into work.