Windsor MP Welcomes Another Fall in Unemployment

 The new figures show that in the constituency of Windsor, there are now only 425 claimants of unemployment benefit.

This represents a rate of 0.8% of the Windsor population, placing Windsor in the top 10% best performing constituencies.

Nationally, the employment rate has broken the previous record high set last month, with an employment rate of 73.9%. Inflation is 0.1%, far below wage growth of 2.4%.

The MP for the Windsor constituency, Adam Afriyie welcomed the figures:

“This is an early Christmas present for everyone who thinks that work is the best route to financial security. What’s best of all is that youth employment has fallen by half since this time last year to just 35 people, meaning that more young adults are starting off their careers to a good start.

“This is precisely why I joined the Conservative Party: employment is at its highest rate on record and inflation is at its lowest rate on record.

“It’s a far sight from the dark days of 2008. What’s more astonishing is that Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party aren’t content on taking us back to 2008, they want to go back to 1979.

“What’s important now is that the Government doesn’t go back on the successful policies that have brought us here. Let’s push on and secure a more prosperous future for everyone.”


Note to editors

1.    Total unemployment – 425

a.     JSA - 402

b.    Universal Credit but not in employment - 23

c.     Percentage of those aged 16-64 - 0.8% (equivalent UK rate is 2.4%)

2.    Ranked - 589 of 650

3.    57 lower than November 2014

4.    11 higher than October 2015 (figures are not seasonally adjusted)

5.    Youth unemployment (18-24)

a.     Total - 35

b.    35 lower than November 2014