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Ealing youth claimant count halves under the Coalition

Apparently Labour don’t want their activists talking about the economy. No wonder. The Coalition’s employment miracle has simply not been talked about enough and in particular the revolution in youth employment that has happened under this government.

Youth claimant count

The youth claimant count in Ealing has halved. It stood at 1,780 in May 2010. The latest figure on the government’s NOMIS database is 850 in November 2014. If you look at the quarterly data going back to May 1994 the November 2014 figure is the lowest for 20 years.

Whether you look at Ealing, London or the whole country, the youth claimant count is below the pre-crash low. We really do need to stay on the road to a stronger economy.