Lichfield’s MP says unemployment figures show the economy is still strong despite claims of doom and gloom around Brexit.
Michael Fabricant made his comments after the number of jobless across the Lichfield constituency fell to 0.9%.
The Conservative MP said the numbers gave plenty of reason to be confident of the UK’s future outside of the European Union.
“I have to say, this indicates that the economy is still strong – despite the gloom laden predictions of those who opposed Brexit,” Mr Fabricant said.
“The UK has one of the lowest unemployment rates both for adults and younger people in the whole of the EU.
“The Lichfield constituency is a great place to live and work and has a highly skilled and motivated workforce.”
This area was ranked 56th in the table for lowest unemployment figures based on claimant rate, with the national average standing at 2.5%.