ALMOST 500 fewer people in North West Leicester are receiving jobseeker's allowance (JSA) compared to this time last year.
The results showed that 133,000 more people have found secure employment in the past four years.
Jobs are being created in North West Leicestershire in the distribution hubs around East Midlands Airport in Castle Donington, Ashby and Bardon as well as the many manufacturing businesses in Leicester's surrounding areas.
Andrew Bridgen, MP for North West Leicestershire, pictured, said: "It's excellent news that since June last year there are 497 fewer people in North West Leicestershire relying on jobseeker's allowance. That means more people with the prospect of a better and brighter future ahead of them.
"As these figures show the Conservatives' long-term economic plan is working, backing businesses to create more jobs. We need to stick to that plan.
"It's the only way to ensure that we keep growing the economy and creating jobs, so that more families in North West Leicestershire can have the security of a job and a regular pay packet."