Evennett welcomes good news on unemployment figures

Rt Hon David Evennett MP, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, has welcomed yesterday’s announcement that the unemployment rate fell to 5.2%, which is its lowest rate since early 2006. Across the country there are 244,000 fewer unemployed people than last year.

In Bexleyheath and Crayford the total number of Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants last month was 708. This is 189 lower than in November 2014 and 48 lower than in October 2015.

Mr Evennett commented: “yesterday’s figures are good news for families in Bexleyheath and Crayford and across the country. With employment at a record high and wages continuing to grow above inflation, it is clear that our plan for a higher-employment, higher-wage economy is working.”