The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) in Wandsworth broke through the 6,000 mark in April.
The rate of increase was slower than previous months, not enough to say we’ve turned the corner, or even that we’re approaching the corner, but a smaller increase is good news nonetheless.
The total claiming JSA in April was 6,098, a rate of 3% which still compares favourably with the rates for London and nationally, both at 4.1%.
The total was 209 higher than last month and 2,390 higher than this time last year. Increases of 3.5% and 64.5% respectively.