Unemployment statistics

Stephen Hepburn MP for the Jarrow Constituency has today criticised the Tory government following the latest release of local unemployment figures.

According to official figures published from the House of Commons Library, the total number of unemployed claimants in the Jarrow constituency in July 2019 was 2,410 – a 27 per cent increase over the past 12 months. 

The number of claimants in Jarrow constituency is 515 (1,895) higher than in July 2018.  There were 490 claimants aged 18-24 in July 2019, 135 higher than July 2018 – a 40 per cent increase.


Stephen Hepburn MP said:

“The Tories have failed this area over the last nine plus years and these latest unemployment figures tell you everything you need to know where this government’s priorities lie.

“The government’s 
Universal Credit is a complete disaster and not fit for purpose because so many people are left worse off. It needs an urgent, radical overhaul.  We need a fairer, decent economy for all that Labour's pledged to build.”


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Meet your MP


Stephen Hepburn has served the Jarrow Constituency as MP since 1997.

He was last elected to serve in June 2017 and won the seat with a conclusive 17,263 majority.

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