Michael Fallon has welcomed new figures showing that the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Sevenoaks has fallen by 260 over the last year, with employment up overall in the south-east by 222,000 since 2010
Since the General Election in May 2010 the number of people on unemployment benefit has fallen by 426.
Michael said: “It’s great news that there are now 260 fewer people on JSA in Sevenoaks and Swanley than there were last year. That’s 260 people no longer needing benefits to get by, with a more secure, brighter future ahead of them.
“With the economy now recovering from the Great Recession, and businesses creating jobs, it’s clear the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan is working. We need to keep to the plan, which is delivering growth and jobs, so that more people in Sevenoaks who want to work hard and get on can have the security of a regular pay packet which they can bring home to their families.”