Unemployment drops

Unemployment has fallen across West London, with Hillingdon seeing the greatest change.

Getwestlondon reports that the number of people out of work in West London has dropped by 26% over the past year.

In January 2015, the sub-regional unemployment rate was 1.9%, according to Office for National Statistics figures. This is down from 2.6% in January 2014. The UK average fell to 5.7%.

Unemployment in Hillingdon was just 1.5%, 31% down on last January.

In Harrow it was down 24% to 1.4%, Ealing down 27% to 2.2%, Hounslow down 20% to 1.8%, Brent down 26% to 2.7%, and in Hammersmith & Fulham down 28% to 2.2%.

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