It's great news that the number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Dover and Deal has fallen yet again. The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the number of people in Dover and Deal claiming Job Seekers Allowance is continuing to fall.
Statistics show that the number of JSA claimants in Dover and Deal now stands at 1,022 - a 55% drop from the 2,237 claimants in May 2010. There has also been a 65% fall in youth claimants, with the figure falling from 660 in May 2010 to 230 claimants on the latest figures.
These figures are great news for our local economy, and provide a stark contrast to the shameful 50% rise in unemployment we had in Dover and Deal between 2005 and 2010. It is particularly welcome to see such a sharp drop in youth claimants. I will keep on fighting to bring more jobs and money to Dover and Deal and to realise our goal of full employment.
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