Unemployment Falls In Eastbourne

Wednesday 20th April 2016


Unemployment in Eastbourne and Willingdon has fallen.

48 fewer people claimed job related benefits last month compared to February.

The total number of 16 to 64-year-olds out of work in the area, now stands at 1,148, which is 165 fewer than March 2015.

Figures for youth unemployment also improved with 285 aged 18-24 unemployed, 30 lower than in March 2015.

The news has been welcomed by Eastbourne MP, Caroline Ansell: “These are encouraging figures but they also show that more needs to be done to get the figures even lower particularly with youth unemployment, which remains a priority for the Government to tackle," said Caroline.

“Various initiatives are helping to tackle the problem, including more apprentice opportunities, so I hope the figure will continue to fall.”

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