Figures realised on the 16th April show that the number of people claiming benefits has again fallen in Dulwich & West Norwood as more people find work and unemployment continues to fall thanks to the Conservatives Long-Term Economic Plan.
Over the last year in Dulwich and West Norwood there was a drop of 25.2% in the total number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance, a drop of 29.7% in the number of jobseekers aged between 18 and 24 showing that despite the rhetoric from the Labour party youth unemployment is falling and a drop of 20% in the number of long-term claimants.
Over the weekend there have been suggestions that the Labour party would hike up National Insurance rates, as they planned to when in Government in 2009, this would led to less jobs and higher unemployment rates.
Chairman of Dulwich & West Norwood Conservatives and Conservative Candidate for Thurlow Park ward Luke Tryl welcomed the figures saying “The Conservatives Long-term economic plan is benefiting local people across the Dulwich & West Norwood Constituency; helping people back into work and the security that offers them. Businesses have more money to employ people thanks to the Conservatives policy of cutting National Insurance contributions and cancelling Labours job tax increase”.