The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in November 2012 was 3,537.
This represents a rate of 8.0% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 110th highest of the 650
Employment may be on the rise nationwide but unfortunately here in Dagenham and Rainham the numbers tell a different story, over the past month there has been a 0.1% increase in the number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance. This is disappointing news as over the last year the number of unemployed claimants had been steadily decreasing in the area. This is the highest rate of unemployment seen in Dagenham and Rainham since May 2012 when the area ranked 115th highest on the unemployment table of the 650 constituencies.
With the recent decision to cut jobs at Dagenham Ford which will come into effect next summer Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham is "urging the Ford Motor Company to enter into similar discussions to those currently underway with Sanofi Aventis to ensure that the Stamping & Tooling Operations site is decommissioned with limited detrimental impact to the local area, with an eye of future regenerative potentials."
Jon Cruddas recently met with the Chairman of Ford Britain and commented: "I will be having further meetings with the executives over the future of the land, support and re-deployment for the workers, and ultimately I will be doing everything in my power to make sure that the job losses do not damage job opportunities for young people in future generations."
This month saw the much anticipated opening of a new Premier Inn and Brewers Fayre at
Local MP Jon Cruddas says "the key to ensuring this is to make sure that it is jobs for local people. The discussions are still going on to ensure maximum benefits in the community – we are hopefully looking at thousands of local jobs in the next year or two for local residents."