Updates from Stephen Hammond MP
Member of Parliament for Wimbledon
Stephen Hammond, Member of Parliament for Wimbledon, has welcomed figures that show that the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance has decreased by 17.5% in Wimbledon and 17.7% in Mitcham & Morden in the period between October 2012 and October 2013.
The new figures, collated by the House of Commons Library, show that nationally the number of people aged 18 and over claiming JSA decreased by 41,700 between September and October 2013. This is the lowest monthly claimant count since January 2009. There are 266,500 fewer people claiming JSA than in October 2012, a decrease of 16.9%.
The official figures show that the number of people coming off benefits is steadily increasing as the economy recovers and jobs are being created.