MP welcomes positive unemployment news

THURROCK’S MP has praised the ‘buoyant’ local economy as figures show unemployment at its lowest since January 2009.

New regional figures sent out by the Office of National Statistics show 7.7 per cent of people living in the borough are unemployed, a fall from the 9.4 per cent out of work in March.

The figures also show the amount of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance in Thurrock has fallen by almost 15 per cent since March.

There were 3,869 claiming unemployment benefit in July compared to 4,529 in March.

Jackie Doyle-Price MP said: “These figures confirm yet again that the economy in Thurrock is buoyant and jobs are being created.

“Of course the closure of Petroplus and now Tilbury Power Station is very bad news for the workers involved, but these figures show that not withstanding the loss of big employers, jobs are being created at a healthy rate in Thurrock.”

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11:02am Sat 24 Aug 13

improving road safety says...

Pinch me did I read this correctly? Figures show the lowest jobless since 2009! This Thurrock Tory MP must live in Cuckoo land, the Thurrock figures are probably misleading like the thousands if not million’s of unlucky people in this country are sharing one job with no real contract, this is NOT a real job, however it is a clever way of playing with the figures to make the unemployment figures look good. Our present Thurrock MP will understand the jobless situation better when she joins the unemployed at the employment exchange after the next election, when she fails to cling onto her job
Pinch me did I read this correctly? Figures show the lowest jobless since 2009! This Thurrock Tory MP must live in Cuckoo land, the Thurrock figures are probably misleading like the thousands if not million’s of unlucky people in this country are sharing one job with no real contract, this is NOT a real job, however it is a clever way of playing with the figures to make the unemployment figures look good. Our present Thurrock MP will understand the jobless situation better when she joins the unemployed at the employment exchange after the next election, when she fails to cling onto her job improving road safety

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