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Unemployment in Enfield is at its lowest since 2009
The number of people out of work in Enfield is at its lowest since March 2009.
Figures released by the Office of National Statistics revealed that youth employment in the borough is down by 20 per cent.
Unemployment for over 50s has fallen by ten per cent in the borough.
Across the capital, the number of people in work went up by 30,000 between June and August 2013, while 215,000 stopped claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance.
In the area, people receiving the allowance decreased by 1,445 with 603 of those in Edmonton.
Enfield MP Nick de Bois said: “It’s encouraging to see the number of people out of work is at its lowest since March 2009 but whilst we are now significantly below the national average there is still some way to go. The number of young people out of work has dropped by 20 per cent since last year but the drop is not so large for older people.
“As the economy grows it's clear that more opportunities for work will open up, particularly now the Government has introduced an employment allowance of £2,000 a year towards employer national insurance contributions for taking on a new employee, which will help small businesses hire their first member of staff.”
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