Stephen Metcalfe MP: jobseekers continue to fall across South Basildon and East Thurrock

The latest figures published by the Office of National Statistics has shown that following the trend of recent months, the number of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance has continued to fall across the local area.

According to these latest numbers, the number of Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants in South Basildon and East Thurrock constituency in September 2014 was 1,377.

This means that overall, the number of claimants is 803 lower than in September 2013 and 46 lower than in August 2014.

Stephen Metcalfe commented: “I am so pleased so see that every month brings even further evidence of the great impact our long-term economic plan is having on our local community.

The Conservatives understand that for families, it is jobs and employment that counts. That is why we are committed to ensuring that we continue to deliver the economic changes that Britain needs.”