County jobless total lowest since 2008

Witney Gazette: County jobless total lowest since 2008 County jobless total lowest since 2008

THE number of people signing on the dole in the county has fallen to its lowest figure for more than five years.

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show there were 4,853 people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in November, a fall of 276 on the previous month.

It was the eighth successive month that the figure has dropped and the lowest total since October 2008.

Nationally, the number of claimants fell by 36,700 to 1.27 million, the 13th consecutive monthly cut.

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10:57am Thu 19 Dec 13

Feelingsmatter says...

And yet my son, who has 8 good GCSE's and a BTEC can't even get a job in the Asda warehouse. 8 job applications, two apprenticeship applications and that's just what he's done so far this month. He hasn't even heard back from the voluntary jobs he's inquired about.
And yet my son, who has 8 good GCSE's and a BTEC can't even get a job in the Asda warehouse. 8 job applications, two apprenticeship applications and that's just what he's done so far this month. He hasn't even heard back from the voluntary jobs he's inquired about. Feelingsmatter

8:45am Fri 20 Dec 13

Englishman says...

They certainly haven't employed any of the drug taking, boozing drop outs near me.
They certainly haven't employed any of the drug taking, boozing drop outs near me. Englishman

9:09pm Fri 20 Dec 13

riman09 says...

No wonder someone said, 'there are statistics, and damned statistics'! They will always have a way of making it look like things are getting really rosy.

Yet so many people are unable to work full-time hours.
No wonder someone said, 'there are statistics, and damned statistics'! They will always have a way of making it look like things are getting really rosy. Yet so many people are unable to work full-time hours. riman09

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