Unemployment falling at a steady rate in Bermondsey and Old Southwark - Simon Hughes

Unemployment falling at a steady rate in Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Unemployment is falling at a steady rate in Bermondsey and Old Southwark

The Office for National Statistics has released its latest unemployment figures which show that the number of unemployed claimants in Bermondsey and Old Southwark has fallen by 503 (11.5%) over the last year, and is down by over 200 since August.

Recent figures for London also show that unemployment has fallen by 30,118 (13.6%) since September 2012.

Commenting on the figures, Simon Hughes, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats and MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, said:

"Unemployment has fallen considerably over the last year - there are now 503 fewer people unemployed than in September 2013. This is great news for the local community and for everyone who has been struggling to find work.

However, we must continue to do everything we can to help local businesses expand and take on more people so that we can get the unemployment rate down even further. I want us to end up in a position where everyone in the local community can know that if they work hard there is a job out there for them.

That's why Liberal Democrats have launched the 'One Million Jobs' campaign so we can work with employers in Bermondsey, Southwark and around the country to kick-start job creation and put the economy back on track."

Further information can be found on the Office for National Statistics' website http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/taxonomy/index.html?nscl=Labour+Market

Further information about the 'One Million Jobs' campaign can be found here