Unemployment falls again in York

York Press: Unemployment falls again in York Unemployment falls again in York

THE number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in York has fallen for the ninth consecutive month.

There were 2,133 claimants last month, a fall of 62 from October and 835 since November last year.

Only 1.6 per cent of the city’s working population is now claiming JSA, the lowest since September 2008. The figure contrasts with a regional average of 3.8 per cent and a national average of 2.9 per cent.

The number of claimants in North Yorkshire fell by 36 from October to 6,371, or 1.7 per cent of those eligible to claim, down by more than 2,000 on November last year.

However, the number of claimants in East Riding of Yorkshire rose by 17 to 5,225 or 2.6 per cent, but this was still down by almost 1,500 on November last year.

In Selby district, the number of JSA claimants fell by eight from October to 1,072, or two per cent of those eligible, while the number in Ryedale rose by 13 to 507, or 1.6 per cent of those eligible.

York council leader James Alexander said York was continuing to outperform the country and region in tackling unemployment and he was pleased council investment in the city’s economy and its partnership with York’s private sector was beginning to pay off.

He said: “It is also good to see that York is continuing its progression towards pre-recession levels of unemployment, something which the council is striving to reach as soon as possible.”

Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams who organised the successful October Selby Jobs Fair said: “It is great news that there are almost 600 more people in work in my constituency since the 2010 election. That’s more people getting a regular pay packet, giving them the chance to give themselves and their family a more secure future.”

“Of course there is still more to do, but these figures show that the Conservative’s long-term plan to fix the economy is working here in Selby by getting people off benefits and into work.

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3:58pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Jo_ says...

A fall in the number of people claiming JSA does not necessarily mean unemployment has fallen.

For example, if a person has had their benefits sanctioned they won't be in receipt of JSA. Does that mean they're now employed? Of course not.
A fall in the number of people claiming JSA does not necessarily mean unemployment has fallen. For example, if a person has had their benefits sanctioned they won't be in receipt of JSA. Does that mean they're now employed? Of course not. Jo_

4:22pm Wed 18 Dec 13

smiler45 says...

Maybe when interest rates start rising we will actually see the true picture of how strong the UK economy and jobs market really is.

We here the same tripe here as they do in the US, when in reality nothing is improving and is only getting worse by the day.
Maybe when interest rates start rising we will actually see the true picture of how strong the UK economy and jobs market really is. We here the same tripe here as they do in the US, when in reality nothing is improving and is only getting worse by the day. smiler45

4:31pm Wed 18 Dec 13

smiler45 says...

Countries around the world are in turmoil and posturing for war and we are expected to believe everything is rosy in the garden, it's time we were told the truth and not a load of old bunkum, if things were as good as we are led to believe then the world today wouldn't be in the state it's in.

"England's councils will face an average spending power cut of 2.9% in the year 2014-15, the government has announced."

What does that mean for York next year, More Job Losses and Cuts?

YEAH we are really seeing a RECOVERY haha!
Countries around the world are in turmoil and posturing for war and we are expected to believe everything is rosy in the garden, it's time we were told the truth and not a load of old bunkum, if things were as good as we are led to believe then the world today wouldn't be in the state it's in. "England's councils will face an average spending power cut of 2.9% in the year 2014-15, the government has announced." What does that mean for York next year, More Job Losses and Cuts? YEAH we are really seeing a RECOVERY haha! smiler45

4:53pm Wed 18 Dec 13

VinceBlack says...

Jo_ wrote:
A fall in the number of people claiming JSA does not necessarily mean unemployment has fallen.

For example, if a person has had their benefits sanctioned they won't be in receipt of JSA. Does that mean they're now employed? Of course not.
No but it means they are no longer being such a burden on the state.
[quote][p][bold]Jo_[/bold] wrote: A fall in the number of people claiming JSA does not necessarily mean unemployment has fallen. For example, if a person has had their benefits sanctioned they won't be in receipt of JSA. Does that mean they're now employed? Of course not.[/p][/quote]No but it means they are no longer being such a burden on the state. VinceBlack

5:23pm Wed 18 Dec 13

meme says...

I have no doubt things are getting better and particularly in York which has not seen the same levels of problems as elsewhere
Rather than complaining we all need to knuckle down and make the best of it and thank god we are not Spanish/Greek/Cyprio
t/Portugese etc
we don't know what austerity means compared to them but we have become fat and lazy and expect everything on a plate...well that's at an end and we need to get used to it and make out own way in the world and not expect the state to do it for us.
No doubt lots will take offence but we have a good safety net for most. it does not make them rich but its not supposed to The welfare state was designed as exactly that...WELFARE......
Not a cushion to give people luxuries they MAY not have worked for. If you want luxury you get up and earn it if you can. Unfortunately there are those who cannot ie illness/disability etc but they get the benefit of a safety net, not a luxury one......sad and unfair but regrettably that's life!
I have no doubt things are getting better and particularly in York which has not seen the same levels of problems as elsewhere Rather than complaining we all need to knuckle down and make the best of it and thank god we are not Spanish/Greek/Cyprio t/Portugese etc we don't know what austerity means compared to them but we have become fat and lazy and expect everything on a plate...well that's at an end and we need to get used to it and make out own way in the world and not expect the state to do it for us. No doubt lots will take offence but we have a good safety net for most. it does not make them rich but its not supposed to The welfare state was designed as exactly that...WELFARE...... Not a cushion to give people luxuries they MAY not have worked for. If you want luxury you get up and earn it if you can. Unfortunately there are those who cannot ie illness/disability etc but they get the benefit of a safety net, not a luxury one......sad and unfair but regrettably that's life! meme

5:33pm Wed 18 Dec 13

chelk says...

Yes Alexander will take credit for anything, this is nothing to do with him and his cronies, it is to do with local firms
Yes Alexander will take credit for anything, this is nothing to do with him and his cronies, it is to do with local firms chelk

6:47pm Wed 18 Dec 13

big boy york says...

im 50 i was made redundant in january, since then ive applied for almost 300 jobs everything from cleaning, security & driving & in that time ive had 3 interviews & at 1 was called back for a second one, all the govt go on about is the under 25s but hey cameron & co older jobless want work too. believe or not i was bollocked by the dwp for applying for to many jobs in one fourtnight, & i thaught that was what you had to do to get your jsa
im 50 i was made redundant in january, since then ive applied for almost 300 jobs everything from cleaning, security & driving & in that time ive had 3 interviews & at 1 was called back for a second one, all the govt go on about is the under 25s but hey cameron & co older jobless want work too. believe or not i was bollocked by the dwp for applying for to many jobs in one fourtnight, & i thaught that was what you had to do to get your jsa big boy york

10:09pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Happytoliveinyork says...

All hail Kim
All hail Kim Happytoliveinyork

10:16pm Wed 18 Dec 13

piemagico says...

Here goes:
- In the UK there are 250,000 more jobs now than three months ago, and a million more than two years ago
- Private sector companies employ more people now than at any point in the UK's entire history
- The age group where employment has grown fastest is the over 50s
- Having bottled it on Syria (thank God) and now that big bro's shaken hands with Iran we're less likely to go to war than at any time in living memory

Two options:
- Ignore all this, tell yourself the world's going to hell in a handcart, and feel free to give me the big thumbs down
- Cheer the f*** up and just get on with your life
Here goes: - In the UK there are 250,000 more jobs now than three months ago, and a million more than two years ago - Private sector companies employ more people now than at any point in the UK's entire history - The age group where employment has grown fastest is the over 50s - Having bottled it on Syria (thank God) and now that big bro's shaken hands with Iran we're less likely to go to war than at any time in living memory Two options: - Ignore all this, tell yourself the world's going to hell in a handcart, and feel free to give me the big thumbs down - Cheer the f*** up and just get on with your life piemagico

10:51pm Wed 18 Dec 13

courier46 says...

Trust Alexander to take credit.Just because people are not on jsa it does not mean they are in full time well paid employment,they probably are part time poorly paid, these are the jobs that are more prevalent and as such people will spend all there money on essentials and not on getting the economy growing by spending surplus money, as they don't have it.
Trust Alexander to take credit.Just because people are not on jsa it does not mean they are in full time well paid employment,they probably are part time poorly paid, these are the jobs that are more prevalent and as such people will spend all there money on essentials and not on getting the economy growing by spending surplus money, as they don't have it. courier46

3:28pm Thu 19 Dec 13

MrChuckles says...

Bung people on zero hours contracts and delude people into thinking "unemployment" is falling. Good one, thankfully some of us aren't daft to fall for it!
The recovery is only serving certain sections of this society, "in it together?" HA!
Bung people on zero hours contracts and delude people into thinking "unemployment" is falling. Good one, thankfully some of us aren't daft to fall for it! The recovery is only serving certain sections of this society, "in it together?" HA! MrChuckles

12:52am Fri 20 Dec 13

Magicman! says...

piemagico wrote:
Here goes:
- In the UK there are 250,000 more jobs now than three months ago, and a million more than two years ago
- Private sector companies employ more people now than at any point in the UK's entire history
- The age group where employment has grown fastest is the over 50s
- Having bottled it on Syria (thank God) and now that big bro's shaken hands with Iran we're less likely to go to war than at any time in living memory

Two options:
- Ignore all this, tell yourself the world's going to hell in a handcart, and feel free to give me the big thumbs down
- Cheer the f*** up and just get on with your life
In all the time I have been jobseeking, I have only had 2 temporary jobs and not a single thing over the last year despite increasing efforts significantly. Until I am in permanent work I fail to agree with all the 'unemployment is falling' bullcrap that gets spouted out by politicians trying to pat themselves on the back for something they're not actually doing.
[quote][p][bold]piemagico[/bold] wrote: Here goes: - In the UK there are 250,000 more jobs now than three months ago, and a million more than two years ago - Private sector companies employ more people now than at any point in the UK's entire history - The age group where employment has grown fastest is the over 50s - Having bottled it on Syria (thank God) and now that big bro's shaken hands with Iran we're less likely to go to war than at any time in living memory Two options: - Ignore all this, tell yourself the world's going to hell in a handcart, and feel free to give me the big thumbs down - Cheer the f*** up and just get on with your life[/p][/quote]In all the time I have been jobseeking, I have only had 2 temporary jobs and not a single thing over the last year despite increasing efforts significantly. Until I am in permanent work I fail to agree with all the 'unemployment is falling' bullcrap that gets spouted out by politicians trying to pat themselves on the back for something they're not actually doing. Magicman!

2:57am Fri 20 Dec 13

Maquis says...

Magicman! wrote:
piemagico wrote:
Here goes:
- In the UK there are 250,000 more jobs now than three months ago, and a million more than two years ago
- Private sector companies employ more people now than at any point in the UK's entire history
- The age group where employment has grown fastest is the over 50s
- Having bottled it on Syria (thank God) and now that big bro's shaken hands with Iran we're less likely to go to war than at any time in living memory

Two options:
- Ignore all this, tell yourself the world's going to hell in a handcart, and feel free to give me the big thumbs down
- Cheer the f*** up and just get on with your life
In all the time I have been jobseeking, I have only had 2 temporary jobs and not a single thing over the last year despite increasing efforts significantly. Until I am in permanent work I fail to agree with all the 'unemployment is falling' bullcrap that gets spouted out by politicians trying to pat themselves on the back for something they're not actually doing.
Then maybe you need to look at your CV, apply for different jobs, and or work on your interview technique.
There are plenty of jobs out there and not many people are spending a year without any real success, have you thought maybe it is you at fault as opposed to expecting someone to just give you a job regardless as to how good you are?
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]piemagico[/bold] wrote: Here goes: - In the UK there are 250,000 more jobs now than three months ago, and a million more than two years ago - Private sector companies employ more people now than at any point in the UK's entire history - The age group where employment has grown fastest is the over 50s - Having bottled it on Syria (thank God) and now that big bro's shaken hands with Iran we're less likely to go to war than at any time in living memory Two options: - Ignore all this, tell yourself the world's going to hell in a handcart, and feel free to give me the big thumbs down - Cheer the f*** up and just get on with your life[/p][/quote]In all the time I have been jobseeking, I have only had 2 temporary jobs and not a single thing over the last year despite increasing efforts significantly. Until I am in permanent work I fail to agree with all the 'unemployment is falling' bullcrap that gets spouted out by politicians trying to pat themselves on the back for something they're not actually doing.[/p][/quote]Then maybe you need to look at your CV, apply for different jobs, and or work on your interview technique. There are plenty of jobs out there and not many people are spending a year without any real success, have you thought maybe it is you at fault as opposed to expecting someone to just give you a job regardless as to how good you are? Maquis

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