Belper MP, Pauline Latham, has welcomed the news that unemployment in Mid Derbyshire fell by 365 people in the space of a month.
The politician was speaking after figures from the Office for National Statistics showed the improvement between July and August.
Mrs Latham said: “I am very pleased that there has been fall in unemployment in Mid Derbyshire. We are living in very difficult economic times but this fall in unemployment shows we are moving in the right direction towards economic recovery.
“I am working hard to support businesses in the local area, and am organising an Exports conference for small and medium sized businesses in my constituency which will take place in October.”