STEPHEN Metcalfe MP has welcomed new statistics showing a fall in the number of unemployed claimants in South Basildon and East Thurrock.
The total number of claimants now stands at 2,023. This is 440 (18%) lower than in November 2012 and 110 lower than in October 2013.
Unemployment is also falling up and down the country with levels at their lowest since 2009 according to official figures.
Mr Metcalfe commented: “I am extremely pleased to see unemployment falling yet again in South Basildon and East Thurrock. We clearly have much more to do but this is another step in the right direction.”
“As the Government continue to stick to their long term plan I hope to see these figures fall even further.”