Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett has welcomed the publication of figures which show that unemployment is falling and the number of new jobs being created is rising.
The Office of National Statistics data release said that unemployment fell by 24,000 and the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance fell to its lowest level since February 2009. The figures also showed that 1.4million new jobs have been created since the General Election in 2010.
Locally, unemployment has fallen by 175 to 1,561 in the last year.
Speaking at the Bexleyheath and Crayford Conservative Association Executive Council meeting on Wednesday night (11 September), Mr Evennett said “This further fall in unemployment is good news and shows that private sector firms are able to help us build our economic recovery. I have visited a number of local firms recently who are positive about their prospects in the next few years, particularly in the manufacturing sector. There is still a long way to go as Labour’s economic mismanagement did real damage to our economy, but we are making good progress.”