THERE is good news for the youth in Solihull - unemployment is down and apprenticeships are up.
According to latest figures, 860 people started an apprenticeship last year, which is an increase of 83 per cent over the past two years.
Meriden has seen 135 fewer people claiming Job Seekers Allowance compared to last year.
Solihull MP Lorely Burt said: “It is fantastic that we are finally getting these young people into work and apprenticeships are proving a great way to combating youth unemployment.”
Meriden’s MP Caroline Spelman added: “It’s a real landmark to see more people in work. Despite the tough economic times the private sector continues to create jobs.”