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Unemployment: Romford

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th January 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the level of unemployment in Romford constituency.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Since 2010, the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) Labour Force Survey data shows that the level and rate of unemployment has fallen in every region and country of the UK.

The number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Romford has fallen by 32% in the last seven years and was 1,855 as at August 2019.

This Government is committed to providing targeted support for people so that everyone, no matter what their start in life, is given the very best chance of getting into work.

Jobcentre Plus is geared-up to offer support and advice to those claiming welfare benefits. Through Jobcentre Plus, individuals can get advice on finding a job; help with retraining or skills advice, CV and job applications; and access to thousands of new vacancies we record every day. They can also access a range of tailored opportunities to improve their likelihood of entering or re-entering the labour market, including demand-led training for higher skilled jobs in specific sectors.

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