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Employment Blackspots Update

17 May 2012, by in Labour market

The unemployment data released today shows that Clackmanshire is the hardest place in Great Britain to find a job, with over 50 claimants chasing each vacancy.  Clackmanshire has featured fairly regularly in the top 10 over the last year.

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Record levels of under-employment show that the jobs crisis is far worse than the headline figures

15 May 2012, by in Labour market

TUC analysis published today using official figures, shows that the number of men doing part-time jobs because they can’t find full-time work more than doubled to nearly 600,000 between December 2007 and December 2011. The number of under-employed women has increased by 74% to 780,000, bringing the total number of people in involuntary part-time work…

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Main job sectors for young people have shed nearly a million jobs since 2007

17 Apr 2012, by in Labour market

TUC analysis published today ahead of a busy week of economic indicators, shows that the manufacturing and construction sectors have suffered the biggest loss of jobs since the eve of the recession, while finance and business services is the only sector with a bigger workforce today. The analysis looks at industries including construction, manufacturing, retail,…

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‘Total’ unemployment is 6.3 million

14 Feb 2012, by in Labour market

New analysis published by the TUC today shows that unemployment in the UK stands at 6.3 million, when using the American U6 measure of unemployment. While the UK has two common measures of joblessness, ILO unemployment (2.69 million) and the claimant count (1.6 million), the US uses six measures of joblessness that incorporate long-term unemployment,…

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So there is no shortage of jobs?

06 Feb 2012, by in Labour market

So, according to DWP minister Maria Miller, there is no shortage of jobs. Every month I report on the latest unemployment data, the number of people claiming JSA and the number of vacancies in each Local Authority. The last set of data showed that there are as many as 20 people chasing the one vacancy…

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Employment Blackspots Update

18 Jan 2012, by in Labour market

The unemployment data released today shows that Lewisham is the hardest place in Great Britain to find a job. In Lewisham there are almost thirty five dole claimants chasing each vacancy. Since we have been reporting on employment blackspots (March 2011), Lewisham has been in the top 10 employment blackspots every month.

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