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In 2007, Horsham’s economy was worth around £2.33bn – just under 15% of the West Sussex economy.

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,

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

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