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Latest figures show unemployment in Croydon Central continuing to fall
14/11/2013 11:17:00

 
 

Yesterday's unemployment figures showed unemployment in Croydon Central continuing to fall.

2,468 of my constituents claimed Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in October. That's down 110 or 4.3 per cent in the last month and 701 or nearly 22.1 per cent on a year ago.

The news regarding youth unemployment is even better. Of the 2,468 Croydon Central residents claiming JSA in October, 570 were between the ages of 18 and 24. That's down 40 or 6.6 per cent in the last month and 315 or 35.6 per cent on a year ago.

Despite the tough economic times, unemployment is now over 16 per cent lower than when the Coalition came to power and youth unemployment is over 26 per cent lower.

Across the country, more people are in work today than at any time in this country's history (1.12 million more than when Labour left office). This month’s fall in unemployment and rise in employment were both the biggest since records began.

There is absolutely no room for complacency. There are still far too many people out of work or in part time work when they would like a full time job. But these figures show that the Government was right to take tough choices to get the deficit under control. Labour opposed those tough choices - Ed Miliband said they would lead to a million more unemployed. They got it wrong when they were in government, spending too much money in the good times, and now we know they were wrong about how to clean up the mess too.

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On 16/11/2013 23:03:00 Andy L wrote:
Mr Barwell

I notice that you have been having a "frank exchange of views" with the economist David Blanchflower recently, on twitter, about the state of the British economy. If you are so confident in your position on this, why don't you invite David Blanchflower to Croydon for a debate about the economy? I am sure this would interest a large number of your constituents and residents of Croydon. I suspect that it would attract a very decent crowd to a venue, say the Whitgift School? I know that David Blanchflower is based in the USA these days but he is a regular visitor to the UK. I'm sure it would be a very interesting debate. Go on - I dare you to send an invite to Mr Blanchflower.

 
 

 

 

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