‘Positive’ news as unemployment falls again in Horsham

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Unemployment has fallen again in Horsham.

In May’s figures released by the Office of National statistics the jobless total across the town has fallen by more than 27 per cent over the past year with 585 people reportedly out of work.

The statistics also show a huge drop of around 65 per cent over the last five years.

The amount of young people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in the town has also fallen.

Figures show a decrease of 42 per cent over the past 12 months with 95 people between the age of 18 and 24 currently out of work.

A dramatic drop of around 79 per cent has also been seen in youth unemployment since 2010.

Sophia Sami of Jobcentre Plus said: “The figures are absolutely positive.

“Most people leave unemployment and find a job very quickly and we have now trying to help the newly unemployed to do this.”

The Department for Work and Pensions confirmed the employment rate is at a record high of 73.5 per cent.

Since 2010, employment has increased across the South East of England with 264,898 more people in work.

Over the last year, 80 per cent of the jobs in the UK created have been full-time. Around one in 50 people in work are on zero-hours contracts. Action is being taken to clamp down on abuses by banning exclusivity contracts.

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