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YORK’S jobs levels are a good news story. The number claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) has fallen further below pre-recession levels to 1,790, decreasing 141 from the previous month – to 1.3 per cent of the working-age population.

The region stands at 3.4 per cent. Since May 2013, the number of JSA claimants decreased by 35 per cent. The number of 18-24year old young unemployment claimants are at all time best levels. They fell from 835 in May 2012 by almost 60 per cent to 325 (1.1 per cent) this May and halved in the last year.

We know that some of these jobs are low wage or part time, and that working people are still facing a cost of living crisis. The Economic Scrutiny Committee is researching how to assist York’s economy to increase the level of overall wages with higher value jobs. One task force is looking at entrepreneurialism, new start ups and risk taking. Another is studying increasing online skills. This is partly in order that business use of the forthcoming high digital speeds in the city will be maximised.

Businesses of any size can apply to for Superfast North Yorkshire training and grants; phone 0845 0020021.

Cllr Anna Semlyen, Chair of Economic Scrutiny, Labour, Dringhouses and Woodthorpe.

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9:03pm Thu 19 Jun 14

bravo whisky says...

There is one thing for sure Semlyen, I will not give you the courtesy of calling you a Councillor, the drop in unemployment has nothing whatsoever to do with you or York labour council, the only thing you got right was the fact that most of the jobs these people have taken on are minimum wage, try and buy a house and bring up a family on that money. As we all know now it was thirteen sad years of labour government bringing in millions of immigrants who have forced wages down to a critical level, which employers have used to their own advantage ever since.
There is one thing for sure Semlyen, I will not give you the courtesy of calling you a Councillor, the drop in unemployment has nothing whatsoever to do with you or York labour council, the only thing you got right was the fact that most of the jobs these people have taken on are minimum wage, try and buy a house and bring up a family on that money. As we all know now it was thirteen sad years of labour government bringing in millions of immigrants who have forced wages down to a critical level, which employers have used to their own advantage ever since. bravo whisky
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1:19am Fri 20 Jun 14

Magicman! says...

I find it hard to take anything Semlyen says seriously.
Also, figures can say what the person reading them out wants them to say... but what the figures don't say is just how many people got off Jobseekers because nobody was employing them and so they went self-employed and made up their own job...
I find it hard to take anything Semlyen says seriously. Also, figures can say what the person reading them out wants them to say... but what the figures don't say is just how many people got off Jobseekers because nobody was employing them and so they went self-employed and made up their own job... Magicman!
  • Score: 2

10:33am Fri 20 Jun 14

sheps lad says...

Superfast and 20's plenty don't seem to sit together!!
Superfast and 20's plenty don't seem to sit together!! sheps lad
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12:19pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Fat Harry says...

It's not immigrants who have forced wages down, it's bosses taking advantage of the recession to grab a bigger share of the national cake for themselves.

No surprise whatever that a member of the increasingly Toryfied Labour Party can quote claimant figures without even mentioning the numbers of people who have been bullied off benefits that they are perfectly entitled to.
It's not immigrants who have forced wages down, it's bosses taking advantage of the recession to grab a bigger share of the national cake for themselves. No surprise whatever that a member of the increasingly Toryfied Labour Party can quote claimant figures without even mentioning the numbers of people who have been bullied off benefits that they are perfectly entitled to. Fat Harry
  • Score: 2

6:48pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

There we have it.
Before I start, remember - APOLITICAL. My comments do not lie with any political affiliation or dogma.

Here's the message -
Allow me to add my voice to the list of people who are deeply suspicious of anything Anna Semlyen has to say.

Give it up Anna. You have a bad record, we don't trust you and your resignation is well overdue.
There we have it. Before I start, remember - APOLITICAL. My comments do not lie with any political affiliation or dogma. Here's the message - Allow me to add my voice to the list of people who are deeply suspicious of anything Anna Semlyen has to say. Give it up Anna. You have a bad record, we don't trust you and your resignation is well overdue. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 2

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