Claimant Count Falls Again in Greenwich

Figures realised on the 16th April show that the number of people claiming benefits has again fallen in Greenwich as more people find work and unemployment continues to fall thanks to the Conservatives Long-Term Economic Plan.

 

Over the last year in Greenwich there has been significant a drop in the total number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance in each constituency particularly for those 18 and 24 showing that despite the rhetoric from the Labour party youth unemployment is falling and a drop of 20% in the number of long-term claimants. See below for the figures per constituency:

 

In Eltham the:

Total People Claiming Job Seekers Allowance: DOWN 24.4%

JSA Claimants aged 18-24: DOWN 26.7%

JSA Claimants aged over 50: DOWN 18.8%

Long-Term JSA claimants: DOWN 15.3%

 

In Greenwich & Woolwich the:

Total People Claiming Job Seekers Allowance: DOWN 23.5%

JSA Claimants aged 18-24: DOWN 29.5%

JSA Claimants aged over 50: DOWN 14%

Long-Term JSA claimants: DOWN 21.1%

 

In Erith & Thamesmead the:

Total People Claiming Job Seekers Allowance: DOWN 31.8%

JSA Claimants aged 18-24: DOWN 38.5%

JSA Claimants aged over 50: DOWN 24.3%

Long-Term JSA claimants: DOWN 24.1%

 

In recent weeks there have been suggestions that the Labour party would hike up National Insurance rates, as they planned to when in Government in 2009, this would led to less jobs and higher unemployment rates.  

 

Leader of Greenwich Conservatives and Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Eltham Cllr Spencer Drury welcomed the figures saying “The Conservatives Long-term economic plan is benefiting local people across Greenwich; helping people back into work and the security that offers them. Businesses have more money to employ people thanks to the Conservatives policy of cutting National Insurance contributions and cancelling Labours job tax increase”.