The proportion of people claiming unemployment benefits in Hounslow has fallen by 0.7 percentage points in the last year, new figures show.
Just over 3,500 people in the borough claimed Jobseeker's Allowance during July, a fall of 1,175 from the same month last year.
That represents two per cent of the population, compared with 2.7 per cent in July 2013, according to data published today by the Office for National Statistics.
Across London, the figures show, the number of claimants fell by one per cent, the same fall recorded in the UK as a whole.
In March, getwestlondon reported how more people in Hounslow had been stripped of their benefits for failing to meet strict requirements than anywhere else in London.
In Hounslow, the percentage of men claiming benefits (-0.8) fell much more rapidly than that of women (-0.5), mirroring the national trend.
The claimant rate is different from the unemployment rate, which has not been broken down by local authority for July.
Nationally, the unemployment rate is 6.4 per cent, down by 1.4 percentage points in the last year.
Iain Duncan Smith, secretary of state for work and pensions, said: "In the past, many people in our society were written off and trapped in unemployment and welfare dependency. But through our welfare reforms, we are helping people to break that cycle and get back into work.
"The Government's long-term economic plan to build a stronger economy and a fairer society is working - with employment going up, record drops in youth unemployment and hundreds of thousands of people replacing their signing-on book with a wage packet."