Unemployment falling in York

UNEMPLOYMENT has fallen in York and North Yorkshire, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

In November the total number of people out of work in York fell to 2,968 compared to 3,067 the previous month, while in North Yorkshire the figures were 8,516 and 8,564 for the same period.

Meanwhile, in East Yorkshire the number of people claiming benefits in November rose slightly from 6,669 to 6,702 and in Ryedale the figures were also up from 622 to 641 with Selby now having 1,303 people out of work compared with 1,370 the previous month.

Across the region Yorkshire and the Humber has seen employment rise by 48,000 to 2,503,000 people, with the rate rising by 1.3 per cent to 70.6 per cent. The number of people who are unemployed has fallen by 29,000 to 243,000 people, and the rate has dropped by 1.1 per cent to 8.8 per cent.

York Outer MP, Julian Sturdy, said: “This is great news for Yorkshire and the Humber. With more people in work and unemployment falling, things are going in the right direction.”

The ONS said the region’s unemployment rate saw a fall of 10.7 per cent from August to October – the largest fall in the country.

Nationwide, a record number of people are in work after the biggest quarterly fall in unemployment for over a decade.

The jobless total fell by 82,000 in the three months to October, to 2.51 million, down by 128,000 on a year ago. The ONS said it was the biggest quarterly fall since the Spring of 2001.

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12:19pm Thu 13 Dec 12

wildthing666 says...

How many were put on workfare or dumped on some work training course to be taken off the jobless total? Ask this question How much as the total amount in benefits, JSA, reduced since the last jobless total was announced, this is a true indication of actual jobs been created not a number they have sent to programs that can allow them to be rtemoved from the jobless total.
How many were put on workfare or dumped on some work training course to be taken off the jobless total? Ask this question How much as the total amount in benefits, JSA, reduced since the last jobless total was announced, this is a true indication of actual jobs been created not a number they have sent to programs that can allow them to be rtemoved from the jobless total. wildthing666
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4:03pm Thu 13 Dec 12

sheps lad says...

18 Father Christmas', 60 gnomes, 15 fairies, half a dozen Santas little helpers and a partridge in a pear tree!
18 Father Christmas', 60 gnomes, 15 fairies, half a dozen Santas little helpers and a partridge in a pear tree! sheps lad
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4:03pm Thu 13 Dec 12

sheps lad says...

18 Father Christmas', 60 gnomes, 15 fairies, half a dozen Santas little helpers and a partridge in a pear tree!
18 Father Christmas', 60 gnomes, 15 fairies, half a dozen Santas little helpers and a partridge in a pear tree! sheps lad
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5:01pm Thu 13 Dec 12

ReginaldBiscuit says...

People are getting jobs but what sort of jobs? Are they quality careers?Government ministers responsible for this service sector industry drive need taking outside and shooting. A nice blend of manufacturing and service would do nicely.
People are getting jobs but what sort of jobs? Are they quality careers?Government ministers responsible for this service sector industry drive need taking outside and shooting. A nice blend of manufacturing and service would do nicely. ReginaldBiscuit
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7:31pm Thu 13 Dec 12

nearlyman says...

Get over it and be happy that they are doing something...........
...at their next step their potential employers would rather take on someone who has shown an aptitude and willingness to work rather than sit around expecting a 'quality career' to drop into their lap. If people have not got to this point under their own steam, then job schemes (whoever dreamt them up ) are their next best step. Its a tough world out there in case you hadn't noticed. Theres no money left and Rome was not built in a day.
Get over it and be happy that they are doing something........... ...at their next step their potential employers would rather take on someone who has shown an aptitude and willingness to work rather than sit around expecting a 'quality career' to drop into their lap. If people have not got to this point under their own steam, then job schemes (whoever dreamt them up ) are their next best step. Its a tough world out there in case you hadn't noticed. Theres no money left and Rome was not built in a day. nearlyman
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7:38pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Trustmeiknoweverything&every1 says...

ReginaldBiscuit wrote:
People are getting jobs but what sort of jobs? Are they quality careers?Government ministers responsible for this service sector industry drive need taking outside and shooting. A nice blend of manufacturing and service would do nicely.
`career` what's one them hahaha
[quote][p][bold]ReginaldBiscuit[/bold] wrote: People are getting jobs but what sort of jobs? Are they quality careers?Government ministers responsible for this service sector industry drive need taking outside and shooting. A nice blend of manufacturing and service would do nicely.[/p][/quote]`career` what's one them hahaha Trustmeiknoweverything&every1
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9:51pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Turpinette says...

After 12 months of unemployment it is now compulsory to go on to the Work Programme scheme, and therefore no longer classed as unemployed. Staff at the Jobcentre admit that it's of no use to the majority of people, but they have no choice but to put people on it.
After 12 months of unemployment it is now compulsory to go on to the Work Programme scheme, and therefore no longer classed as unemployed. Staff at the Jobcentre admit that it's of no use to the majority of people, but they have no choice but to put people on it. Turpinette
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3:01am Fri 14 Dec 12

Magicman! says...

^ - exactly. figure fiddling and cooking the books.

I am one who got a job in November.... on a temporary xmas contract until the end of the year. working in a shop where breaks are unpaid and we are completely responsible for any lawsuits filed due to people injuring themselves through their own stupidity or through failing a "challenge 25" sale of alcohol (the company doesn't get sued, we do... or at the very least if a suit is set against the company they redirect it to us). Is it a career? no it is not - it is simply something to bring in a bit better money than the basic jobseekers, and more importantly to get out from the overbearance of the jobcentre and its increasingly brutal rules on what is eligble for jobseekers and what isn't.

The fact is that people are simply realising that companies providing quality employment simply are not recruiting, and so jobseekers are settling for whatever is out there even if it's cruddy work for minimum wage.
^ - exactly. figure fiddling and cooking the books. I am one who got a job in November.... on a temporary xmas contract until the end of the year. working in a shop where breaks are unpaid and we are completely responsible for any lawsuits filed due to people injuring themselves through their own stupidity or through failing a "challenge 25" sale of alcohol (the company doesn't get sued, we do... or at the very least if a suit is set against the company they redirect it to us). Is it a career? no it is not - it is simply something to bring in a bit better money than the basic jobseekers, and more importantly to get out from the overbearance of the jobcentre and its increasingly brutal rules on what is eligble for jobseekers and what isn't. The fact is that people are simply realising that companies providing quality employment simply are not recruiting, and so jobseekers are settling for whatever is out there even if it's cruddy work for minimum wage. Magicman!
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9:20am Fri 14 Dec 12

ReginaldBiscuit says...

Trustmeiknoweverythi
ng&every1
wrote:
ReginaldBiscuit wrote:
People are getting jobs but what sort of jobs? Are they quality careers?Government ministers responsible for this service sector industry drive need taking outside and shooting. A nice blend of manufacturing and service would do nicely.
`career` what's one them hahaha
Indeed, look at the data. The reason it 'appears' that employment is going down is because more people are taking part-time work, the nature and exploitation of which is very 3rd world.

You can hardly blame people for gross apathy when the roles they fill are anything but challenging.
[quote][p][bold]Trustmeiknoweverythi ng&every1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ReginaldBiscuit[/bold] wrote: People are getting jobs but what sort of jobs? Are they quality careers?Government ministers responsible for this service sector industry drive need taking outside and shooting. A nice blend of manufacturing and service would do nicely.[/p][/quote]`career` what's one them hahaha[/p][/quote]Indeed, look at the data. The reason it 'appears' that employment is going down is because more people are taking part-time work, the nature and exploitation of which is very 3rd world. You can hardly blame people for gross apathy when the roles they fill are anything but challenging. ReginaldBiscuit
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