Cllr Michael Mitchell has welcomed new figures showing that 1,140 fewer people in Dulwich & West Norwood are relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance since 2010, a 30% drop.
More people are getting off benefits and into work across London, with 404 more people in work since the last election.
Cllr Mitchell said:
“It’s excellent news that since 2010 there are 1,140 fewer people relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance in Dulwich and West Norwood. That means many more local people with a better and brighter future ahead of them and their families.
“As these figures show that plan is working. We need to stick to it. It’s the only way to keep the economy growing, and keep businesses creating jobs, so that we keep moving towards our target for full employment, and more families in Dulwich and West Norwood get the security of a real job and a regular pay packet.”