“The rate of unemployment announced today is the lowest in the UK for nearly half a century and it’s lower still in Lichfield” says Michael Fabricant “Not since since 1974 has unemployment been at just 3.7%. But in the Lichfield-Burntwood constituency it is lower still at just 2.3%. Youth uenployment also reflects this trend. Nationally, 4.6% of 18 to 24 year olds are unemployed – this is one of the lowest rates in Europe – but in the Lichfield Parliamentary constituency, it is just 3.7%.
“This is not only a reflection of work opportunities in the area, but also of the education and hard work ethic of people living in the Lichfield constituency which includes Burntwood to the west, Barton under Needwood to the east and extends north to Abbots Bromley and beyond.”