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The Horsham District derives much of its economic success from its location midway between London and the coast and its close proximity to Gatwick airport with excellent transport links: - Less than 20 minutes from Gatwick International Airport - Direct routes to London and the South Coast via M23, M25, and A24 - Good access to the South Coast ferry ports - Over 80 rail connections to London daily – fastest journey time around 48 minutes

Falling Unemployment Trend Continues, says Sussex Enterprise

  • In the last six months unemployment figures in Sussex have fallen with over 5,000 fewer people claiming Job Seekers Allowance.
  • Unemployment in the last month in Sussex has fallen by over 600 JSA Claimants.

Commenting on the unemployment figures published today by the ONS, Wendy Bell, General Manager at Sussex Enterprise said:

“The continuing reduction in unemployment figures continues the trend we’ve seen over the last six months and helps to underpin hopes for further economic recovery. All national reports from sector based organisations seem to confirm that the general trend is positive.

"The national picture is more concerning with Youth and Long Term unemployment rising. However with the unemployment rate of 7.8% we are still a long way from the 7% benchmark suggested by the new governor of the Bank of England at which the MPC may consider increasing interest rates, thus providing continued business confidence about the future.

“The private sector is demonstrating that it is determined and able to create jobs and we look forward to continued success in Sussex.”

For further information:
Wendy Bell 0844 375 5950, wendy.bell@sussexenterprise.co.uk

For more details visit the website of the Office of National Statistics


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