Unemployment continues to fall in Mid Sussex

Unemployment in Mid Sussex is down 26% in the past year
Unemployment in Mid Sussex is down 26% in the past year

Unemployment in Mid Sussex has continued to fall.

The Haywards Heath Jobcentre office has 345 people on Jobseekers Allowance.

Paul Niner of Jobcentre said: “From January 2014 in comparison to this year, it’s a 26 per cent decrease.”

65 of those on the allowance are aged 18-24. That’s 19 per cent less than January 2014, when there were 80.

“We are heading in the right direction,” Paul said.

“We are now concentrating on the harder to help.”

However, January had a slightly higher number of people on Jobseekers Allowance than before Christmas. John explained this was expected, and is the natural trend.