Big falls in unemployment across Greenwich

Greenwich Conservatives have welcomed new official figures this week showing big falls in unemployment across Greenwich.

In the Eltham parliamentary constituency there are now 767 fewer people relying on Jobseeker's Allowance than in July 2010, a fall of 34%. In Greenwich and Woolwich, there are now 1,024 fewer claimants, down 30% in the same period.

Across London, there are now 404,000 more people in work than in 2010, with the total number of people in work across the country up 1.8 million since the last General Election.

Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham and Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Cllr Spencer Drury said: "This is good news for our area and proof that the Conservatives' long-term economic plan is working. We need to stick to the plan - it's the only way to keep the economy growing and keep businesses creating the jobs that local people need."

Cllr Matt Hartley, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Greenwich & Woolwich, added: "These figures are very welcome - and it's important to remember that they shouldn't be seen just as economic statistics alone. We're seeing more real jobs, providing more real pay packets giving families more security across Greenwich."