East Lancashire's unemployment figures increase

UNEMPLOYMENT in East Lancashire increased slightly over the last month despite falling numbers for the UK as a whole.

There are now 13,128 people claiming Job Seekers’ Allowance in the region, compared with 13,164 in October, according to figures released today.

The number has also increased by 45 from the same time last year.

The higest number of unemployed people is in Blackburn with Darwen, with 4,320 claiming out of work benefits, although the figure is down 25 on the month before.

In Burnley there were 2,744 people looking for work in November compared with 2,756 in October.

The Ribble Valley saw a month-on-month increase, with 18 more people claiming the unemployment benefit in November in comparison to the previous month, bringing the total to 493.

In Pendle, there were 2,099 people out of work, meaning 12 more were looking for jobs.

Burnley had 12 fewer unemployed people in November, with a total of 2,744 and Hyndburn also saw a drop of 18, bringing the number of people on Job Seekers’ Allowance to 1,865.

Rossendale now has 1,607 people out of work, 11 fewer than in October.

In the North West, there were 1,200 fewer people out of work in November than in the previous month. The region now has 198,700 unemployed people.

An extra 17,000 people were working in England in November compared to October, although the number of people looking for jobs still stands at 1,291,500 .

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2:27pm Wed 12 Dec 12

itsjaynehere says...

and, if you add in people who are only able to secure part time hours when they actually need full time hours, the picture is even worse!
and, if you add in people who are only able to secure part time hours when they actually need full time hours, the picture is even worse! itsjaynehere

3:06pm Wed 12 Dec 12

shytalk says...

itsjaynehere wrote:
and, if you add in people who are only able to secure part time hours when they actually need full time hours, the picture is even worse!
In the Clitheroe area the situation is dire. What makes it worse is when certain companies (and they know who they are ) are taking people on from the workfare programme and then replacing them with more from the workfare programme thirteen weeks later, with no chance of a contract. They are getting free labour and the taxpayer is funding the benefits with the government claiming a drop in the unemployment figures. It's also appalling when one company ( and they know who they are ) only seem to predominantly employ east european agency workers.
[quote][p][bold]itsjaynehere[/bold] wrote: and, if you add in people who are only able to secure part time hours when they actually need full time hours, the picture is even worse![/p][/quote]In the Clitheroe area the situation is dire. What makes it worse is when certain companies (and they know who they are ) are taking people on from the workfare programme and then replacing them with more from the workfare programme thirteen weeks later, with no chance of a contract. They are getting free labour and the taxpayer is funding the benefits with the government claiming a drop in the unemployment figures. It's also appalling when one company ( and they know who they are ) only seem to predominantly employ east european agency workers. shytalk

3:30pm Wed 12 Dec 12

juanbbien says...

I think we all know that any of these figures that are published are way out of the true scale of the job problems and lack of them,all industry of any purpose as gone in this part of the country and the job situation is dire
I think we all know that any of these figures that are published are way out of the true scale of the job problems and lack of them,all industry of any purpose as gone in this part of the country and the job situation is dire juanbbien

4:57pm Wed 12 Dec 12

2 for 5p says...

shytalk wrote:
itsjaynehere wrote:
and, if you add in people who are only able to secure part time hours when they actually need full time hours, the picture is even worse!
In the Clitheroe area the situation is dire. What makes it worse is when certain companies (and they know who they are ) are taking people on from the workfare programme and then replacing them with more from the workfare programme thirteen weeks later, with no chance of a contract. They are getting free labour and the taxpayer is funding the benefits with the government claiming a drop in the unemployment figures. It's also appalling when one company ( and they know who they are ) only seem to predominantly employ east european agency workers.
Well look on the bright side at least the sale of pens will be on the increase.

:-)
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]itsjaynehere[/bold] wrote: and, if you add in people who are only able to secure part time hours when they actually need full time hours, the picture is even worse![/p][/quote]In the Clitheroe area the situation is dire. What makes it worse is when certain companies (and they know who they are ) are taking people on from the workfare programme and then replacing them with more from the workfare programme thirteen weeks later, with no chance of a contract. They are getting free labour and the taxpayer is funding the benefits with the government claiming a drop in the unemployment figures. It's also appalling when one company ( and they know who they are ) only seem to predominantly employ east european agency workers.[/p][/quote]Well look on the bright side at least the sale of pens will be on the increase. :-) 2 for 5p

5:03pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Info-warrior says...

A total of 31 allegations of rape have been made against Jimmy Savile so far, police investigating the sex abuse scandal surrounding the late star have revealed.

Lets face facts its harder trying to get a full time job than it is trying to find somebody who hasn't had a puff on Jimmy Saviles cigar...
A total of 31 allegations of rape have been made against Jimmy Savile so far, police investigating the sex abuse scandal surrounding the late star have revealed. Lets face facts its harder trying to get a full time job than it is trying to find somebody who hasn't had a puff on Jimmy Saviles cigar... Info-warrior

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