EMPLOYMENT FIGURES WELCOMED BY MP

Tom Brake MP has welcomed the latest employment figures for Carshalton and Wallington.

 

The total number of unemployed claimants in Carshalton and Wallington constituency in December 2015 was 567. This puts the area in the top 4% of constituencies nationally in terms of employment levels. This is the equivalent to just 1.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64 being unemployed, compared to an equivalent national average rate of 2.4%. Carshalton and Wallington also saw the second largest drop in the percentage of claimants, with the average rate decreasing by -40.9%.

Tom said: “Strong growth in employment whilst welcome, mustn’t blind us to the fact that many people are struggling to live on their salaries because of record high housing and transports costs in London and poor productivity.  Until this is addressed, people still won’t be able to make ends meet.”

 

Unemployment figures for Carshalton and Wallington were found here:

http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7471#fullreport

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