Birmingham shares in national economic growth booth as number of workless households continue to fall

Birmingham, along with other cities across the West Midlands, is seeing a real benefit from national economic growth as new figures into the number of out of work households reveals.

Across Birmingham the number of workless households has fallen from 91,314 in 2010 to 56,805 last year, while in the West Midlands as a region, the number of workless households was 273,124 in 2018, compared to 371,991 in 2010.

The news has been welcomed by Gary Sambrook, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Birmingham Northfield, who is delighted his home city of Birmingham is sharing in the good news.

He said: “This is great news for Birmingham, 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 business 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.”