Another great month for JSA Claimant figures. Those claiming JSA in Stoke Park is DOWN by 0.2% from 241 to 228, that’s 13 fewer people claiming than last month, and DOWN 1.6% in a year, from 312 to 228, meaning 84 fewer claimants in October 2013 than in October 2012.
Those claiming JSA in my ward are DOWN 38 since the General Election and is at the lowest it has been since November 2008 when it was 223. It is substantially lower than the peak of unemployment in June 2012, when 339 people were claiming, and getting ever closer to the record low, 169 in December 2007.
18-24yr olds claiming JSA is also STABLE at 60, which it has remained at for four months (Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct) and is the lowest since July 2008.
For the Ipswich Constituency, the JSA Claimant count is DOWN by 146, from 2860 to 2714. This is the lowest since December 2008, when it was 2472. The claimant count peaked at 3911 in February 2012, so there has been a reduction of 1197 since then. That’s a 30% reduction in claimants over the last 20 months! It is also a reduction of 416 since the General Election, when the claimant count was 3130. That is a reduction in claimants of 13.3% since the General Election.
For IBC, the JSA claimant count is DOWN by 174, from 3363 to 3189. This is the lowest since December 2008, when it was 2895. The claimant count peaked at 4551 in February 2012, so there has been a reduction of 1362 since then. That is a 29.9% reduction...
This on top of increases in employment is good news for the whole country and I'm sure the above is being replicated elsewhere.
As I was saying in my last blog post- only my party can be trusted with the economy....