ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow has welcomed new figures published by the Office for National Statistics this week that show the number of Jobseeker Allowance claimants in Harlow has gone down in the last month, and is 296 fewer than this time last year.
Nationally, the employment rate is at 73.9% which is the highest rate since records began.
Robert Halfon said:
‘I work hard to bring jobs back to Harlow and I’m delighted that these figures show that more and more people in Harlow are in work.
I am also really pleased that wages are rising in Britain faster than inflation, which means that families in Harlow and across the country have more money at the end of the month.
More jobs can be expected to be coming back to Harlow in the future as I’ve campaigned successfully for Public Health England to be relocated to Harlow from Salisbury and Colindale, which will consist of an investment of half a billion pounds and is expected to bring in thousands of jobs.
I’m also thrilled that more Business and Investment is coming back to Harlow, with the Harlow Enterprise Zone entering a new stage of development. This project has the capacity to generate up to 3,000 jobs to our town, with Arrow Electronics and Raytheon already having signed 15 year leases to take space at Kao Park.’
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