August 18th, 2011 |
Unemployment – Two Constituencies, Big Differences.
The Guardian has the latest unemployment figures, broken down for each constituency.
In Rayleigh and Wickford the situation is pretty reasonable. Only 1.9 percent of people are claiming benefit , and the number is going down.
But in Rochford and Southend East the figure has risen to 5.7 percent, and is going up.
The average for England is 3.7 percent.
Julian Ware-Lane has more data for Essex here.