214,000 reasons why people in London can’t find work
Chris Grayling has just told the Conservative party conference that there is ‘no reason for people in London to claim that they can not find employment’. In fact, there are 214,293 people claiming JSA in London at the moment, while only 37,513 vacancies are being advertised across the London Jobcentre Plus network. The ratio of notified jobs to JSA claimants is 1:6. The reason that there are unemployed people in London is that there is not enough work for them to do.