More people in Mid Derbyshire are finding jobs as the economy recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Newly published figures show that there were 1,355 claimants of unemployment-related benefits in the constituency – down 135 from May.
This amounted to 2.7% of the population, aged 16 to 64, compared to a national average of 5.6%.
Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham said: “These latest figures show that we are surely and steadily emerging from this desperately difficult time.”
“But we know, despite this encouraging news, we cannot be complacent and we have a way to go to help everyone who has lost their jobs during the pandemic back into work.”
There were 290 claimants aged 18-24 in June 2021, 30 lower than May 2021 and 135 higher than March 2020.
This was 5.5% of the population aged 18-24. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 7.6%.
Mrs Latham added: “It is clear that our priority must be helping the young back to work and the Government has provided vital stimulus with the Kickstart Scheme.
“This provides funding to employers of all sizes who create new jobs for 16-to-24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment.
“Employers can spread the job start dates up until 31 December 2021 and will receive funding until 30 June 2022 if a young person starts their job on 31 December 2021.
“Further funding is available to provide support so that young people on the scheme can get a job in the future.”