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Mike Welcomes Another Fall in Unemployment

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Following another fall in unemployment locally, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has reiterated that the Governments economic recovery is working.

The Office for National Statistics has confirmed that the number of unemployed claimants in Hove and Portslade in January 2014 was 1,687. This figure is 444 lower than that of January 2013.

The latest figures represent a rate of 3.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64 and highlight that the Governments strategy to rebuild the economy is coming to fruition. Over one million more people are now in full-time work since the General Election.

Commenting, Mike said: The drops of unemployment speak for themselves and looking back to the beginning of last year, there has been a huge fall locally. The fact that unemployment has continued to fall in Hove and Portslade is great news for the city and for the country as a whole. It is clearly evident that prudent control of the economy is paramount for growth.