Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has once again welcomed another fall in unemployment locally and reiterated that the Government’s economic recovery remains strong.
The Office for National Statistics has confirmed that the number of unemployed claimants in Hove and Portslade in August 2014 was 1,256. This figure is 617 lower than that of August 2013 and 76 lower than in July 2014. Overall, the jobless total is down by a massive 44% since the Conservative-led government came to power in 2010. The latest figures represent a rate of 2.3% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64.
Commenting, Mike said: “I am delighted that we have seen another drop in unemployment nationally and that there has been a huge fall in unemployment locally. These figures highlight how the Government’s economic plans are making a significant difference to the country.”
Cllr Graham Cox, the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Hove and Portslade, added: “The fact that unemployment has continued to drop in Hove and Portslade is excellent news for the Brighton & Hove. It is really encouraging that over one million more people are now in full time work since the last General Election.”