Falling unemployment in Fife
Archived news: published on Wednesday 25 Apr 2012 by Fife Council
The number of people in Fife claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) fell to 11,075, a rate of 4.7%, between February and March 2012 according to a report from the Office for National Statistics.
The news that unemployment fell this month combined with the recent inward investment news, such as Samsung Heavy Industries, is further evidence that that the strategic decision made to move Fife to the centre of the emerging new low carbon economy was correct.
Chris Parr, the Chairman of the Fife Economy Partnership warmly welcomed the news that the number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) in Fife fell last month. He commented “It is great news that after Fife experienced a rise in claimant numbers during the first two months of 2012, we once again see a reduction in the number of people claiming JSA. The Fife Economy Partnership is committed to working to maximise the growth of Fife’s economy during these difficult economic times and we are confident more companies will see the attractiveness of Fife as place to invest in.”