Newly released figures show unemployment in Welwyn Hatfield has fallen to just over two per cent.

MP Grant Shapps MP welcomed the news and said: “This is fantastic for the people of Welwyn Hatfield.

“Jobs offer security, economic stability and vastly improved life chances.

“Low local employment also helps boost the local economy and contributes to the entire community.”

Figures for March 2019 show that in Welwyn Hatfield just 2.4% of the working population is out of work. They also state that 580 fewer people in the area are unemployed now than in 2010.

National unemployment is also at an all-time low at 3.9% – the lowest it has been since 1975.

At the same time, average weekly earnings for employees increased by 3.4% compared with a year earlier.

Notes to editor:

  • Figures sourced from Office of National Statistics and House of Commons Library