Bassetlaw: Latest Government figures reveal unemployment DROP across district

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Unemployment in Bassetlaw has fallen according to the latest Government figures.

The Department of Work and Pensions said unemployment among young people in the district has fallen by 51 per cent in the last five years.

It comes after the DWP announced an overall reduction of unemployment in Bassetlaw of 18 per cent since 2014.

Andy Madeley, employment partnership manager for the area, said: “This is great news for Bassetlaw. We’ve seen from fantastic results across the East Midlands as unemployment drops across the region.

“The figures for Bassetlaw are incredible and we are hoping the good news will continue as we encourage more and more people back into the workforce.

“The figures are a result of putting steps in place to ensure there is plenty of support out there for unemployed people seeking work.

“The emphasis is on apprenticeships this year, with a target of three million work placements for young people predicted to be achieved in the country as early as next year.

“High street retailer Wilko is also demonstrating its aim to support unemployed people, with more vacancies, work experience placements and training schemes becoming available in its branches across the district.”