Tom Brake MP expressed his concern at the recent rise in unemployment in Carshalton and Wallington.
Data released in January 2017 by the House of Commons Library shows that there are 1,545 unemployment claimants in Carshalton and Wallington representing 2.9% of the economically active population. That is slightly above the equivalent UK claimant rate which is at 2.4%. Carshalton and Wallington comes at 206th out of the 650 constituencies for claimant rates.
Tom, in response to figures, said:
“Whilst Sutton Council has been successful in attracting over £410 million of investment into Sutton since 2012, I worry that the economic recovery seen under the Coalition Government is starting to stall.
As more cuts are implemented by this Conservative Government and our PM drives the country to a divisive and destructive exit from the European Union, I fear that unemployment will start to rise. I will continue to fight for and support local business and make a strong case that the UK must remain a member of the Single Market. The jobs of many local residents could depend on it.’’