OUT-OF-WORK benefit claimants in the Congleton constituency have fallen by 67%, according to the latest figures.

The statistics come from the government that portray a nationwide 12 year low in unemployment, with more than 220,000 people in the North West back in work since 2010.

Fiona Bruce MP said: “This is great news for our country and for local people, with the number of people in my constituency relying on the key out of work benefits down 67 per cent since 2010, and the unemployment rate nationwide at its lowest level since 2005.”

Details of the figures can be found at ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peoplenotinwork/unemployment.