Chelmsford MP Simon Burns commented on the unemployment figures today - after the number of jobless rose in his constituency - despite unemployment falling in the region overall.
The latest figures released today show that, for the second month running, there has been a rise in unemployment in Chelmsford.
It is vital that more is done to ensure that local people get into work over the coming months and my thoughts remain with those people who are sadly affected.
Unemployment in the East of England and the East Midlands has risen bucking the national downward trend.
The number of people unemployed in the East of England is still rising and going against the national downward trend.
Unemployment numbers in the East of England remained static bucking a national falling trend.