Stoke-on-Trent, along with other towns and cities across the West Midlands, is seeing a real benefit from national economic growth as new figures into the number of out of work households reveals.
Across Stoke-on-Trent the number of workless households has fallen from 21,142 in 2010 to 18,529 last year, while across Staffordshire, the number of workless households was 33,607 in 2018, compared to 45,468 in 2010.
The news has been welcomed by Jonathan Gullis, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Stoke-on-Trent North, who is delighted Stoke-on-Trent is sharing in the good news.
He said: “This is great news for Stoke, I’m delighted that we are sharing in the economic growth that the country is experiencing, with wages increasing and unemployment at a historic low.
“I believe that the fact we have record employment can be attributed to the Government getting behind business and reforming welfare.
“I know there is still a lot more to do and as Boris Johnson said, there are communities which feel left behind, but by investing in more infrastructure and skills, everyone will get a fair chance to get on in life, no matter where they live and whatever their background.”