Unemployment in Bexleyheath and Crayford drops by 37 per cent

David Evennett is pleased

David Evennett is pleased

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

Unemployment in Bexleyheath and Crayford has fallen by more than a third since the last general election.

Figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) last Tuesday (May 13) revealed there are 666 fewer people in the constituency in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance compared with June 2010.

This is a drop of 37 per cent.

There are also 180 fewer young people out of work.

Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett is delighted with the news.

He said: "This good news is further evidence the Conservatives’ long term economic plan is working.

"By supporting businesses, investing in apprenticeships and reforming our welfare system we are creating more opportunities.

"We are also helping local families by cutting income tax, freezing fuel duty and improving schools."

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11:42am Mon 19 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

" reforming our welfare system "

In plain talk that means getting bone idle off their lazy arses.

About time too.
" reforming our welfare system " In plain talk that means getting bone idle off their lazy arses. About time too. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 35

7:35pm Mon 19 May 14

Ed4001 says...

Nah it means people going from Jobseekers to part time work. Part timers with children get far more in benefits than if they are unemployed, even after tax paid. JSA (unemployed) costs £4 billion a year. WTC (in work benefits) costs £35 billion.

We have a system now where the part timer is a actually bigger drain on resources.

Also the numbers that have gone to self employed far outweigh drop.
Nah it means people going from Jobseekers to part time work. Part timers with children get far more in benefits than if they are unemployed, even after tax paid. JSA (unemployed) costs £4 billion a year. WTC (in work benefits) costs £35 billion. We have a system now where the part timer is a actually bigger drain on resources. Also the numbers that have gone to self employed far outweigh drop. Ed4001
  • Score: 5

10:40am Tue 20 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

I can play with figures too. I can actually make all the unemployed people disapear in one fail swoop of the pen.
I can play with figures too. I can actually make all the unemployed people disapear in one fail swoop of the pen. white rabbit9
  • Score: -55

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