Michael Welcomes New Unemployment Figures

Unemployment Jan 17Michael has welcomed the news that unemployment in Sevenoaks remains at historically low levels.

According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics, there were 385 claimants of unemployment benefit in Sevenoaks in December.  This puts the constituency among the constituencies with the lowest unemployment rates in the country.

The number of unemployed people has fallen by over 10% since the general election and over 60% since 2010.

Michael said: “This is welcome news that shows our local economy and jobs market remain reassuringly robust.  At a time of economic uncertainty, more people than ever before have the security of a pay packet and the ability to provide for their families.”

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