The Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has welcomed figures released today showing the percentage of people in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot claiming Job Seeker's Allowed decreased by 0.4%. In total,923 fewer people across the two local council areas were claiming JSA.
This coincides with figures released today showing that Wales' unemployment rate has dropped by 0.9% over the last three months.
Mr. Black said:
"Today's figures are excellent news for Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.
"Liberal Democrats in government are working tirelessly to get our economy moving in the right direction. Since taking over the economic mess left by Labour, we are now seeing more people in employment than ever before.
"While these figures are very positive, there can be no room for complacency. There is still a long way to go.
"The Welsh Liberal Democrats will continue to fight for a stronger economy and fairer society, enabling every person to get on in life."