Adam Afriyie
MP for Windsor
Windsor MP welcomes another fall in unemployment

The new figures show that in the constituency of Windsor, there are now only 425 claimants of unemployment benefit.

This represents a rate of 0.8% of the Windsor population, placing Windsor in the top 10% best performing constituencies.

Nationally, the employment rate has broken the previous record high set last month, with an employment rate of 73.9%. Inflation is 0.1%, far below wage growth of 2.4%.

The MP for the Windsor constituency, Adam Afriyie welcomed the figures:

“I’m just over the moon. This is an early Christmas present for everyone who’s got a job because work is the best route to financial security. What’s best of all is that only 35 young people are now unemployed with youth employment having dropped by half since this time last year.

“It is at times like this that I am reminded why I joined the Conservative Party: to give people jobs, incomes and a way to improve life for themselves and their familes.

“It is important now that the Government continues with the successful policies that have brought Britain to the top of the economic tables. Let’s push on and secure a more prosperous future for everyone.

“It’s hard to believe that Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party want to take us back to the failed policies of 1979. I genuinely cannot fathom why they refuse to accept that the best way to create meaningful jobs and incomes is to pursue sound economic policies which means cutting government spending and taxes on the least well-off whilst getting people off benefits and into work.”


Note to editors

  1. Total unemployment – 425
    • JSA – 402
    • Universal Credit but not in employment – 23
    • Percentage of those aged 16-64 – 0.8% (equivalent UK rate is 2.4%)
  2. Ranked – 589 of 650
  3. 57 lower than November 2014
  4. 11 higher than October 2015 (figures are not seasonally adjusted)
  5. Youth unemployment (18-24)
    • Total – 35
    • 35 lower than November 2014