Drop in unemployment in East Lancashire

THE number of unemployed people in East Lancashire is down by 215 on the previous month.

All the boroughs in the region, apart from Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley, saw a fall in the amount of people claiming Job Seekers’ Allowance.

The total number of people looking for work in East Lancs fell from 13,128 in November to 12,913 in December.

In December 2011, 13,125 people in the region were out of work.

In Blackburn with Darwen, the number fell from 4,320 to 4,270 over the month and in Pendle the amount of people looking for work dropped from 2,099 to 2,032.

Rossendale had 83 fewer people out of work in December compared with the fugures for November.

But in Hyndburn, the number rose from 1,865 to 1,934 over the same period and in Ribble Valley four more people were claiming out-of-work benefits.

Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle said: “This is welcome news, though of course we need to continue working to build a stronger economy and a fairer society by bringing more jobs and investment to Burnley.

“The Government's Youth Contract and Work Programme are starting to have a positive effect and we are seeing the benefits in Burnley of the work done over the years by myself and the former Lib Dem-run Council to bring employment to our town.”

Unemployment fell by 10,900 from 1,286,400 in November to 1,275,500 in December in England.

It means that 41,600 people more people across the country were in work last month than during the same period the year before.

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9:57am Fri 25 Jan 13

Wishingwell says...

It's cheaper for employers to cut hours and employ more people to do the same work because it means employers will overall pay less employers national insurance contributions. Thereby reducing their labour costs.
It also increases competition and insecurity in the workplace. You can decide for yourself whether you think that is good for you or our economy.
It's cheaper for employers to cut hours and employ more people to do the same work because it means employers will overall pay less employers national insurance contributions. Thereby reducing their labour costs. It also increases competition and insecurity in the workplace. You can decide for yourself whether you think that is good for you or our economy. Wishingwell

11:39am Fri 25 Jan 13

sean_brfc says...

50 fewer people out of work in BwD but that won't matter when the cuts come into effect.
50 fewer people out of work in BwD but that won't matter when the cuts come into effect. sean_brfc

11:50am Fri 25 Jan 13

chris283 says...

are they also counting the people the jobcenterplus throw off the dole for being 2 mins late to sign on the jobcenters are total jokes dont care about any one as long as they reach there targets to get 3 people suspended of the dole a week and that is from the horses mouth a whistle blower who use to work for them
are they also counting the people the jobcenterplus throw off the dole for being 2 mins late to sign on the jobcenters are total jokes dont care about any one as long as they reach there targets to get 3 people suspended of the dole a week and that is from the horses mouth a whistle blower who use to work for them chris283

12:25pm Fri 25 Jan 13

shytalk says...

chris283 wrote:
are they also counting the people the jobcenterplus throw off the dole for being 2 mins late to sign on the jobcenters are total jokes dont care about any one as long as they reach there targets to get 3 people suspended of the dole a week and that is from the horses mouth a whistle blower who use to work for them
Anyone who does not believe this comment from Chris283 please google jobcentre whistleblower or look for it on youtube.
[quote][p][bold]chris283[/bold] wrote: are they also counting the people the jobcenterplus throw off the dole for being 2 mins late to sign on the jobcenters are total jokes dont care about any one as long as they reach there targets to get 3 people suspended of the dole a week and that is from the horses mouth a whistle blower who use to work for them[/p][/quote]Anyone who does not believe this comment from Chris283 please google jobcentre whistleblower or look for it on youtube. shytalk

1:44pm Fri 25 Jan 13

mavrick says...

It seems that people forced off benefits into part time work are being counted despite the fact they need top up benefits. many are working on the black market cash in hand. so who wins?
It seems that people forced off benefits into part time work are being counted despite the fact they need top up benefits. many are working on the black market cash in hand. so who wins? mavrick

1:58pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Mothernature says...

The sanctions will get even worse when the new welfare reforms come in.
Depending on what level the misdemeanor comes under, you could be sanctioned for up to 3 years.
The sanctions will get even worse when the new welfare reforms come in. Depending on what level the misdemeanor comes under, you could be sanctioned for up to 3 years. Mothernature

2:01pm Fri 25 Jan 13

time will tell says...

If unemployment is really coming down why is the benefit bill going up?
If unemployment is really coming down why is the benefit bill going up? time will tell

2:30pm Fri 25 Jan 13

chris283 says...

ye google it about the whistle blower you will learn somert
ye google it about the whistle blower you will learn somert chris283

2:51pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Malthus says...

Didn't Mark Twain say "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
Didn't Mark Twain say "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Malthus

2:54pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Elegant1 says...

It is amazing that the government are borrowing money at cheap interest to pay off the deficit. It is also true that they are fudging the employment figures to suit themselves.

They cannot blame the people who are fiddling in the Black Economy when you have MPs and others close to government who are themselves fiddling the system.

I cannot see why they do not understand that the Cuts being made are not going to solve the main problem of unemployment. Historty says that you need to borrow to finance capital works. This was the case after the war when 4,5 million men came back to join the unemployed. The then goverment had to borrow moneys to finance capital works programmes.

A simple analogy Work = Tax = reduction in deficit. It is not long ago that we finished paying off those debts. This was done slowly over many years. The economy was allowd to grow by rebuilding our manufacturing industries. These produced good in this country, for this country.

When are they going to learn from history!
It is amazing that the government are borrowing money at cheap interest to pay off the deficit. It is also true that they are fudging the employment figures to suit themselves. They cannot blame the people who are fiddling in the Black Economy when you have MPs and others close to government who are themselves fiddling the system. I cannot see why they do not understand that the Cuts being made are not going to solve the main problem of unemployment. Historty says that you need to borrow to finance capital works. This was the case after the war when 4,5 million men came back to join the unemployed. The then goverment had to borrow moneys to finance capital works programmes. A simple analogy Work = Tax = reduction in deficit. It is not long ago that we finished paying off those debts. This was done slowly over many years. The economy was allowd to grow by rebuilding our manufacturing industries. These produced good in this country, for this country. When are they going to learn from history! Elegant1

4:57pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Papadoc says...

What a Joke.PIGS MIEGHT FLY
What a Joke.PIGS MIEGHT FLY Papadoc

9:05pm Fri 25 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

UNEMPLOYMENT SOLUTION:
Restrict people to a maximum of 40 hours a week work total ban on all overtime that would create about 5 million jobs.
That's more than the number of unemployed. Enjoy
UNEMPLOYMENT SOLUTION: Restrict people to a maximum of 40 hours a week work total ban on all overtime that would create about 5 million jobs. That's more than the number of unemployed. Enjoy 2 for 5p

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