Jo welcomes fall in unemployment

East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson has welcomed figures showing local unemployment has dropped to its lowest level for six years.

Across East Dunbartonshire last year there was a fall in 329 people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, with the number of people out of work now lower than before the financial crisis.

Ms Swinson said: “We are seeing hugely positive figures for unemployment right across the county again. It’s a sign that the UK economy is on the road to recovery.”