It is great to see that unemployment is continuing to fall in Dover and Deal in figures released by the Office of National Statistics. The growing number of jobs is fantastic news locally and, as wages rise across the country, it shows that our long term economic plan is creating a brighter future for hard working families.
The number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance is at its lowest since 2010. There were 1,002 people claiming JSA in Dover and Deal in September, a 55% drop since the Conservatives came to power five years ago. We've also seen a drop in youth unemployment in our area - there are now only 225 youth claimants.
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