A good measure of how well a local economy is doing is the employment rate. In Worthing, the rate is 85.6%, well above the national rate of 78.5%. Compare this to Labour controlled Brighton & Hove where the rate is only 76.9%, or even worse take a look at Labour controlled Hastings at 67.3%. Indeed, Worthing performs in the top quartile of local authorities nationally.
Remember this when you go to vote in the local elections on May 2nd.