March 2019 Unemployment levels

Wyre Forest has been outperforming UK unemployment figures since December 2013.   

Mark Garnier welcomes employment figures as Wyre Forest continues to maintain a steady level of employment.    

Wyre Forest employment figures continue to be healthier than regional and national statistics. In 2010, when Mark Garnier first came to parliament, nearly 5% of the local population were unemployed. That has halved to just 2.4% and remains stronger than the national average at 3.3%. 

Mark said “As a Member of Parliament supporting business and lobbying for local infrastructure investment, to improve business connectivity will have contributed to securing employment opportunities for a number of my constituents.  I will continue to support businesses locally and nationally as the Government continues the long and arduous process of Brexit."