MP welcomes drop in unemployment benefit claimants

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An MP has welcomed a fall in the number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in his constituency.

The number of unemployed claimants in Harrow East for February was 1,235, a fall of 397 compared to the same month last year.

The news followed last week's Budget from Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.

Bob Blackman, the Conservative MP for Harrow East said: “There can be no doubt that we are moving in the right direction, helping people back into employment and supporting their aspirations.

“Our improving economy is fueling businesses, which in turn is providing more opportunities for work.”

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8:57am Fri 21 Mar 14

Duke of Chandos says...

Lazy reporting an MP has a Constituency.a local Councillor has a Ward. . .
Lazy reporting an MP has a Constituency.a local Councillor has a Ward. . . Duke of Chandos
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12:21pm Fri 21 Mar 14

ipsofacto says...

Any drop in unemployment is welcome. Any increase in the number of new jobs created is also welcome. But what I would love to see is for the government (*any* government) to specify how many of the people who came off the register have found full-time permanent jobs, how many have found part-time permanent jobs and how many have found *temporary* jobs. And, most of all, I would want to know how many of those who have found new jobs have 'zero-hours' contracts.
Any drop in unemployment is welcome. Any increase in the number of new jobs created is also welcome. But what I would love to see is for the government (*any* government) to specify how many of the people who came off the register have found full-time permanent jobs, how many have found part-time permanent jobs and how many have found *temporary* jobs. And, most of all, I would want to know how many of those who have found new jobs have 'zero-hours' contracts. ipsofacto
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