Matt Hancock is delighted with the reduction in number of unemployed claimants in West Suffolk

The number of people in West Suffolk who are unemployed and the number of those claiming Job Seekers Allowance has fallen significantly over the past month.

Matt said, “I am so pleased with the most recent local jobs figures which show that our plan of getting more people into paid employment and off benefits is working. The numbers speak for themselves, but there is always more to do. I am meeting the local Jobcentre Plus team in Haverhill on Friday to discuss what actions we can take to further reduce unemployment in the area.

“It’s so important to me that everyone who wants to work, is able to work and that we help those people find a job to get them back into paid employment and off benefits.“