Despite the rise in employment, the number of people claiming unemployment still seems to be rising.
In February there were 6,841 claims for Jobseekers Allowance. Up 52 (not much, but still up by 0.8%) from the previous month and 1,360 from the same time last year (a 24.8% rise).
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I'm a councillor in the London Borough of Wandsworth; this blog mainly covers that, sometimes general politics and policy and occasionally anything else that takes my fancy.