Yesterday the Gazette reported that the number of people on JSA had gone down by 25% in Ealing in the last year. I figured it was worth looking back a little further. All you have to do is go to the ONS’s nomis database.
In May 2010 the claimant count (those people on JSA) was 8,810. In February, the last month for which data is available, the claimant count was 5,350. That is a fall of 39% with the Tory-led Coalition as our friends like to call it.
The picture with youth unemployment is even better. In May 2010 the youth claimant count was 1,780. In February, the last month for which the data is available, the youth claimant count was 850. That is a massive fall of over half, 52%, with the Tory-led Coalition.
Both graphs make it clear that the Tory-led Coalition’s jobs miracle has happened for young and old, for Londoners and across Great Britain.