Barrow and Furness, along with other towns across the north-west, is seeing a real benefit from national economic growth as new figures into the number of out of work households reveals.
Across Barrow and Furness the number of workless households has fallen from 4,428 in 2010 to 4,210 last year, while in the north-west, the number of workless households was 376,058 in 2018, compared to 489,230 in 2010.
The news has been welcomed by Simon Fell, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Barrow and Furness, who is delighted that Furness is sharing in the good news.
He said: “This is great news for the whole of Furness. 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 businesses 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.”