The Lewes constituency is bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic as the latest data shows a fall in the numbers claiming unemployment related benefits.
There were 2,375 actual claimants in Lewes constituency in June 2021, which was 165 lower than May 2021.
This represents 4.5% of the population aged 16-64 were claiming unemployment benefits. The equivalent UK claimant rate was 5.6%, showing that the Lewes constituency is doing well when compared to the UK as a whole.
Maria Caulfield MP said “It is really good news that many people in my Lewes constituency are starting to return to work. The number of those claiming unemployment related benefits in Lewes is still 1,195 higher than before the first lockdown but many are now finding work for returning to work as restrictions are eased.”
“Here in the constituency we have been supported with 13,800 people on furlough, £79.18 million worth of business loans, and had over £35m worth of Self Employment Income Support Scheme payments made to help the self-employed.”
“As restrictions ease and more businesses and hospitality are able to open I am hopeful that we will continue to see the number of people claiming unemployment related benefits fall in the Lewes constituency.”