Unemployment falls to lowest level in three years

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Unemployment in Carshalton and Wallington is at its lowest level in three years, according to newly released figures.

The Office For National Statistics' figures, released on December 18, show 1,519 people in Carshalton and Wallington were claiming job seekers' allowance (JSA) in November - 84 fewer than the previous month and 510 fewer than November 2013.

Only three per cent of the working age population in Carshalton receive JSA compared to a London average of 4.1 per cent and the national rate of 3.9 per cent.

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake said: "I am very pleased with the news, as behind those numbers is a story of more and more local people in jobs.

"As the economic recovery continues, locally and nationally, employers are recruiting more and more people.

"Of course we’re far from finished and cannot allow complacency, but I am proud, as this recovery has only been possible because we’ve stuck to our sound economic plan."

Youth unemployment has also fallen to 360, 150 fewer than in November 2012.

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11:14am Thu 2 Jan 14

Moozey says...

Well of course unemployment is down, this is the first year 16 yr olds couldn't leave full time education until they are 18. It isn't rocket science as to why unemployment level has gone down.
Well of course unemployment is down, this is the first year 16 yr olds couldn't leave full time education until they are 18. It isn't rocket science as to why unemployment level has gone down. Moozey

11:15am Thu 2 Jan 14

Moozey says...

Well of course unemployment is down, this is the first year 16 yr olds couldn't leave full time education until they are 18. It isn't rocket science as to why unemployment level has gone down.
Well of course unemployment is down, this is the first year 16 yr olds couldn't leave full time education until they are 18. It isn't rocket science as to why unemployment level has gone down. Moozey

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