THERE are 168 fewer unemployed people in the borough than this time last year, new figures reveal.
The new Tesco which opened in Yiewsley in April has played a large part in the fall, a meeting of full council heard, with more than 50 jobs advertised at the branch.
About 5,000 people claim jobseekers allowance in the borough.
Councillor Douglas Mills also told the meeting that there was just 4.3 per cent of 18-to-24-year-olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) in the borough, compared to a figure of 14.8 per cent across London.
He said: "Hillingdon is open for business. Crossrail is coming, we have opportunities for employment and development."
He added that a 'major European employer' was expected to set up in the borough soon but stayed tight-lipped on the firm’s identity.