Sevenoaks MP and Business Minister Michael Fallon welcomed the ONS figures which were published today showing unemployment has continued to fall in the UK.
The number of unemployed claimants in the Sevenoaks constituency in September 2013 was 750. This figure is 236 lower than in September 2012 and 47 lower than in August 2013. The number of claimants up to the age of 24 was 205 in September 2013, 100 lower than in September 2012.
Michael said: “This is welcome news and further evidence that the economic recovery is taking shape. Government policies which have allowed for the creation of 1.4m private sector jobs and reforms to welfare which makes work pay are clearly taking hold. These latest statistics are a credit to British businesses, especially in Sevenoaks and Swanley, for creating those jobs which are driving UK growth upwards and making our economy competitive again.”