Erewash MP Jessica Lee has welcomed figures that show more people in Ilkeston are now in work.
In Erewash, people claiming Job Seekers Allowance has fallen by 29.7 per cent since this time last year; with a drop of 34.8 per cent of youth claimants inclusive.
She said: “These strong jobs numbers show our long-term economic plan is working, building a stronger, healthier economy, where more people have the peace of mind that a job brings.
“I have worked tirelessly in Erewash to support local businesses, to help them grow and make them strong enough to provide work to local people. In turn they have supported back, sponsoring and bringing jobs to the Erewash Jobs Fair.
“We must continue on this plan to grow jobs, provide better education and skills training; which meets the requirements of the workplace.”