Unemployment in Carshalton and Wallington 'lowest in three years'

Sutton Guardian: MP Tom Brake welcomed the "excellent news" MP Tom Brake welcomed the "excellent news"

Unemployment in Carshalton and Wallington has fallen to its lowest level in three years, according to new statistics.

MP Tom Brake welcomed the news after figures by the Office of National Statistics, released on January 22, showed the number of people claiming Job Seekers’ Allowance had fallen for the tenth consecutive month.

There has been an 18.6 per cent decline in the number of long-term unemployed while the number of people claiming out-of-work benefits dropped from 2,035 in December 2012 to 1,468 in December 2013.

Mr Brake said: “Locally and nationally, the economy is growing, businesses are gaining confidence and the number of jobs available is on the rise.

“There is more to be done but this is excellent news, as every new job means that an extra person in Carshalton and Wallington is able to take home a pay packet and provide for their families.”

The number of JSA claimants aged between 18-24 years old has fallen by 25.8 per between December 2012 and December 2013, while the number of recipients who are 50 years old or older has declined by 22.1 percent in the same period.

 

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12:48pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Niki R says...

Of course it is, because the figures are being fiddled by Brake and his chums! People are being kicked off JSA, others forced on to the work programme and students now stay in education til they're 18. None of those are being counted. Also, there's a huge rise in self-employment, part time and temporary jobs leading to underemployment- so don't trust the statistics.
Of course it is, because the figures are being fiddled by Brake and his chums! People are being kicked off JSA, others forced on to the work programme and students now stay in education til they're 18. None of those are being counted. Also, there's a huge rise in self-employment, part time and temporary jobs leading to underemployment- so don't trust the statistics. Niki R

3:03pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Michael Pantlin says...

Niki R wrote:
Of course it is, because the figures are being fiddled by Brake and his chums! People are being kicked off JSA, others forced on to the work programme and students now stay in education til they're 18. None of those are being counted. Also, there's a huge rise in self-employment, part time and temporary jobs leading to underemployment- so don't trust the statistics.
And Ian Bunkam-Smith's ATOS brands the sick and disabled fit for work.
[quote][p][bold]Niki R[/bold] wrote: Of course it is, because the figures are being fiddled by Brake and his chums! People are being kicked off JSA, others forced on to the work programme and students now stay in education til they're 18. None of those are being counted. Also, there's a huge rise in self-employment, part time and temporary jobs leading to underemployment- so don't trust the statistics.[/p][/quote]And Ian Bunkam-Smith's ATOS brands the sick and disabled fit for work. Michael Pantlin

7:01pm Thu 30 Jan 14

cinderella4eva says...

WRONG!!! Change the title to - jobseekers payouts in Carshalton and Wallington 'lowest in three years'
At least speak the truth!!!
WRONG!!! Change the title to - jobseekers payouts in Carshalton and Wallington 'lowest in three years' At least speak the truth!!! cinderella4eva

6:04am Tue 4 Feb 14

gbzgc says...

Nikki R are you really telling me that things are not improving in the country, the unemployment is not really going down, that the economy is not improving and grwoing and creating Private sector jobs? Really?
Are you really so blinkered by partisan politics that you have to deny this and put it all down to fiddled figures?
I think Tom Brake is no more responsible for this then the man on the moon but things are improving anyone can see that.
Nikki R are you really telling me that things are not improving in the country, the unemployment is not really going down, that the economy is not improving and grwoing and creating Private sector jobs? Really? Are you really so blinkered by partisan politics that you have to deny this and put it all down to fiddled figures? I think Tom Brake is no more responsible for this then the man on the moon but things are improving anyone can see that. gbzgc

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