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Local MP praises new unemployment figures announced yesterday

PUBLISHED: 11:46 17 December 2015 | UPDATED: 11:46 17 December 2015

David Evennett

David Evennett

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Unemployment fell by more than five per cent

Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennet has welcomed news that unemployment has fallen to its lowest rate since 2006.

Across the country, Nearly 245,000 fewer people are unemployed compared to last year.

In his constituency, the number of JSA claimants last month was 708, 189 lower than in November last year.

Mr Evennett said: “Yesterday’s figures are good news for families in Bexleyheath and Crayford and across the country.

“With employment at a record high and wages continuing to grow above inflation, it is clear that our plan for a higher-employment, higher-wage economy is working.”

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