Pendle jobless figure falls 34% over year

Job Centre Plus offices. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Job Centre Plus offices. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Pendle in February was 1,046.

This represents a fall of 34% on the total 12 months ago - 532 claimants - and is almost half of the figure in February, 2010, when there were 2,081 claimants.

Nelson Job Centre manager Ken O’Shea said both centre staff and claimants had put a lot of hard work in to get people back into work and reduce the figures.