Sir Michael Fallon MP has welcomed new figures showing that unemployment in Sevenoaks remains at an historic low.
The figures, released by the Office National Statistics and Nomis database, show that unemployment in Sevenoaks has decreased by 63 per cent since 2010 and 11 per cent since May 2015. Sevenoaks has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.
Michael said: ‘These figures reflect a very robust local economy as we enter the Brexit negotiations. A country that works for everyone enables people the security of employment and the ability to provide for their family. I will continue to keep a close eye on our unemployment rates.’
Michael welcomed new figures showing that 60 people have started their own business after being helped off benefits in his Sevenoaks constituency, with the support of the Government’s New Enterprise Allowance.
Since its introduction in April 2011, the allowance has helped 73,000 people on out of work benefits across the country to set up their own businesses. Individuals are supported by a business mentor and receive 26 weeks of financial support.
Michael said: “It is excellent news that so many people in my constituency have not only left a life on benefits, but have also started to make such a positive contribution to our economic success. This is the latest example of the Government supporting those who want to work. I wish all those who have been helped by the New Enterprise Allowance every success.”