Along with the rise in employment announced this morning Jobseekers Allowance claims have dropped in Wandsworth.

Like last month we’re lower than we were this time last year, by 315 claims (4.8%) and 93 fewer claims than last month (a 1.5% drop). Of course, it’s not what it was, and I vary between thinking a double dip recession has been avoided, to thinking that one is inevitable. But every drop in the numbers is a step in the right direction.

The graph covering time since the recession began isn’t, perhaps, quite as rosy looking since it shows we still have a long way to go.

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