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Number of JSA claimants declines in Havering

PUBLISHED: 15:44 17 August 2016 | UPDATED: 15:44 17 August 2016

A Job Centre Plus in London, as figures show unemployment continued to fall in the UK

A Job Centre Plus in London, as figures show unemployment continued to fall in the UK

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There were less people claiming job seekers allowance in Havering in July this year than at the same time last year.

Figures released from the Department of Work and Pensions today show there were 2,390 people claiming job seekers allowance (JSA) last month - 100 less than in July last year.

Among last month’s JSA claimants, 500 of them were between 18 and 24-years-old, which is 25 less than at the same time last year.

In Romford, the total number of JSA claimants in July was 925 with 190 of them aged between 18 and 24-years-old compared with 990 in July last year, which included 205 young people aged between 18 and 24.

These figures reflect the London and national trend, with an overall decrease in the number of people unemployed across the UK.

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