Thursday, 12 June 2014

Stephen Metcalfe MP: Unemployment continues to fall in South Basildon and East Thurrock

Local MP Stephen Metcalfe has welcomed the news that unemployment has fallen again in South Basildon and East Thurrock.

There are now 869 fewer people in the local area claiming job seeker benefits than in May 2013. Since April 2014 alone, the figure has fallen by 137.

These local figures come in the wake of today’s announcement that 2 million private sector jobs have now been created since this Conservative government came into power in 2010.

The local MP commented: “Unemployment has consistently been falling in South Basildon and East Thurrock and this can only be good news for households in the local area. It means greater security for workers and is testament to the fact that business in Basildon and Thurrock is thriving and the area is reaping the benefits from our economic recovery.”  

“I want to see this momentum continue and have every confidence that if we stick to the Government’s long term economic plan we will continue to see fewer people out of work and more people with well-earned money in their pockets.”