One million new private-sector jobs since 2010

Unemployment has fallen again in Chelsea and Fulham. The latest figures show that the claimant count fell by 41 last month and is now 294 lower than this time last year, an encouraging picture that was matched in most parts of the country.

August saw the largest national fall in unemployment for two years, with surveys indicating that firms are likely to continue to increase staff numbers in coming months. The figures represent a 4 year high in employment, despite a steady reduction in public sector jobs over much of the same period.

Over 1 million new jobs have now been created in the private sector since the last election.

Greg Hands M.P. said: "There is very good news on jobs, both locally and nationally. There is still much to do in getting the economy moving after Labour's economic bust, but these figures are pointing in the right direction."