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Number Of Jobseekers Claimants Fall

Friday May 23 2014



THE number of people claiming jobseekers' allowance in Barnsley has fallen to its lowest level since November 2008, latest figures show.

There were 5,439 claimants in April, or 3.7 per cent of the working age population. This was down from 5,772 or 3.9 per cent in March.

The last time it was lower was in November 2008 when it was 4,940, or 3.4 per cent. It hit a peak in February 2013 at 8,049, 5.4 per cent.


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Reply Posted by FiddleSticks on Saturday May 24 2014 at 14:40
They fiddle the figures by not counting people on schemes and work placements.

Reply Posted by tony jowett on Saturday May 24 2014 at 15:19
What aload of b@@locks . the people who have had benefits sanctioned are still unemployed but guess what.. YES there are now classed has not claiming.
what a joke to fiddle the figures. .

Reply Posted by STEVEO on Monday May 26 2014 at 11:16
900,000 16-25 Year olds sanctioned last year
220,000 25+ Year olds Sanctioned last year
400,000 on workfare and similar schemes
450,000+ NEETS not in employment education or training

THATS 2 MILLION THAT THE TORIES DONT COUNT SO THEORETICALLY SPEAKING THERE ARE ALMOST 5 MILLION PEOPLE OUT OF WORK HERE IN THE UK.

IDS (Ians Dodgy Stats) tells us there are a million new jobs and there are 2.33 MILLION unemployed....

Fleetwood mac rings in my ears...

TELL ME LIES TELL ME SWEET LITTLE LIES...