Claimant Count Continues to Fall Across Greenwich

This week has been a week of strong economic news as more evidence emerges that the Conservatives long term economic plan is working locally as once again the claimant count in Greenwich has continued to fall with more people finding work.

The figures published in the House of Commons Library, show that in the three parliamentary constituencies in Greenwich there have been large decreases in the number of people claiming job seekers in allowance. The figures reveal:

In Eltham:

  • Total JSA Claimants are down by 23.3%
  • Claimants aged between 18-24 are down 27.5%
  • Claimants aged over 50 are down by 16.7%
  • Long term claimants are down by 12%

In Greenwich and Woolwich:

  • Total JSA Claimants are down by 23.3%
  • Claimants aged between 18-24 are down 28.7%
  • Claimants aged over 50 are down by 10.8%
  • Long term claimants are down by 15.3%

In Erith and Thamesmead

  • Total JSA Claimants are down by 27.1%
  • Claimants aged between 18-24 are down 37.1%
  • Claimants aged over 50 are down by 15.2%
  • Long term claimants are down by 20.3%  

The figures were welcomed by Councillor Spencer Drury, Leader of Greenwich Conservatives and the Conservatives Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham who said “These figures show the Conservatives long term economic plan is bearing fruit locally. With the UK’s growth forecast upgraded, inflation under control and back on target, falling unemployment and more people now in work that ever before the Conservatives have laid the foundations for a strong economic recovery. However there is still more to do”.

Across London employment has risen by 56,000 this quarter and there are now 298,000 more people in work in London since the General Election in 2010.