Claimant count up, but unemployment down in North East



The claimant count in Northumberland is up compared to last year, but unemployment is down and employment is up across the North East.
Figures released yesterday show that 52,000 more people are in employment in the region year on year, while there are 22,000 fewer unemployed people. The claimant count rose by 3,700. In Northumberland, the claimant count also rose - by 230 - but there was a drop of nine per cent among young claimants aged 16 to 24.
Steve McCall, employers relationship manager for Jobcentre Plus, said: "It continues to go in the right direction and it mirrors what we... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 34
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