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Eastbourne & Willingdon Lib Dems

Eastbourne unemployment lowest in ten years

October 15, 2014 3:01 PM

Stephen Lloyd MP welcomed news that unemployment figures have dropped yet again in Eastbourne and Willingdon. According to data released this week by the Office of National Statistics the number of unemployment claimants in Eastbourne is down to only 2.9%; lower than it has been at any point since December 2004.

Stephen Lloyd MP said: "For us to get under 3% unemployment claimant rate, lower than at any time over the last ten years, is quite simply a stunning testimony to the way that our town has pulled together over the last few years. I pay tribute to the efforts of so many people in making this happen, from our local Chamber of Commerce; the Eastbourne Hospitality Association; the Council for being so supportive in my and others absolute determination to not only get Eastbourne out of Recession but to set it up to really fly over the coming years."

He added: "Residents and local businesses know however, that I am never one to allow us to sit on our laurels. I want to keep pushing and working hard to ensure that Eastbourne really does have a secure, prosperous future. We are a town growing in confidence, deservedly so, let's now make it really sustainable for our children's future."