Unemployment is now just 2.6%, with 1,294 people claiming Job Seekers’ Allowance in September. This is a fall of 45% from its peak, when the figure was 2,369. Welcoming the news, Jake said: “I’m really pleased to see that unemployment is continuing to fall here in Rossendale and Darwen. “Hopefully we can get this figure down even more after my jobs fair in Rossendale at the end of this month.” Rossendale Jobs Fair is taking place on Friday 31 October, 11am to 3pm, at Fearns Community Sports College. For more information, visit www.rossendalejobsfair.co.uk.