The Office for National Statistics has released its latest monthly unemployment figures which show that the number of unemployed claimants in Bermondsey & Old Southwark has fallen by 929 over the last year, and is 105 lower than in February 2014.
Figures for London also show a steady drop in unemployment – there are now 56,737 fewer claimants than a year ago.
Responding to the figures, Simon Hughes, MP for Bermondsey & Old Southwark, said:
“Over the last year, Liberal Democrats in government have continued to take tough but necessary decisions to pay down the UK’s deficits and debt. People in Bermondsey and Southwark, and across London, are now starting to see the benefits of these decisions as unemployment continues to fall.
At the local elections, the debate will be about what sort of economy we want after the recovery has been secured. Liberal Democrats will be leading this debate and arguing for a pro-EU, pro-jobs, pro-fairness agenda.