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Posts Tagged ‘ Unemployment ’

Number of Eastleigh Jobseekers jumps 94%

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May 17, 2018
Number of Eastleigh Jobseekers jumps 94%

While the latest employment figures from the Office for National statistics show that the number of people out work nationally remains at historic lows, the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s allowance in Eastleigh has jumped by 94% in the last 12 months.  In 2015 there were only 495 people on dole but last month...
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Eastleigh jobless claimant count rises

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March 21, 2018
Eastleigh jobless claimant count rises

The latest employment figures for Eastleigh released today (March 21) show the largest number of job seekers claiming benefits since March 2014 and the third consecutive monthly rise but Jobcentre spokesman says figures have been skewed as a result of Universal Benefit rollout and the figure is below national and regional averages. There were...
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Number of jobseekers in Eastleigh rises again

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October 18, 2017
Number of jobseekers in Eastleigh rises again

Unemployment in Eastleigh continues to be at a two year high according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics. The number of people out of work and claiming job seekers allowance (JSA) has increased for the third month running. Last month there were 685 people claiming jobseekers allowance. This is a...
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Jobless rate jumps in Eastleigh

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September 13, 2017
Jobless rate jumps in Eastleigh

Unemployment in Eastleigh – as measured by the number of people out of work and claiming job seekers allowance (JSA) – has hit a two year high according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics. Last month there were 630 people claiming JSA in Eastleigh, up from 540 claimants this time...
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Local job centre celebrates jobs growth

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March 2, 2015
Eastleigh jobcentre

Staff at Eastleigh Job centre have told Eastleigh News that they are ‘ecstatic’ that the latest official figures show the number of jobseekers in Eastleigh have fallen to the lowest level since records began  Juliet Sotheran who is a works service manager at the Southampton Rd Job Centre Plus said the number of 18...
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Eastleigh unemployment hits record low

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August 13, 2014
Eastleigh unemployment hits record low

Unemployment, as measured by the unemployed claimant count has fallen to a record low in Eastleigh There are now just 672 jobseekers in the borough or 0.8% of the working age population – this is a third of the national average of 2.4%. At the peak of the recession In January 2010 there were...
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Eastleigh unemployment hits 5 year low

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May 14, 2014
Eastleigh unemployment hits 5 year low

There is fresh evidence that the  recovery in the local economy is continuing with the release of today’s national unemployment figures which shows that the number of job seekers in the borough has fallen to its lowest level since January 2008, before the recession struck. There are currently 859 jobseekers in the borough, down from...
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Eastleigh jobless total back to pre-recession levels

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April 17, 2014
Eastleigh jobless total back to pre-recession levels

Unemployment in Eastleigh as measured by the number of people claiming jobseekers allowance is now at its lowest since May 2008 just before the recession struck. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics have shows there were 901 jobseekers in the borough last month – or 1.1% of the working age population....
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Eastleigh jobless figures continue to fall

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October 17, 2012
Eastleigh jobless figures continue to fall

The number of people who are unemployed n Eastleigh  as measured by the number of job seekers claiming JSA has dropped for the eighth month in a row. There are now 1,462 jobseekers in Eastleigh or 1.9% of the local working age population – down from 1,750 , or 2.2%, in March . This...
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Bakery jobs go for housing

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February 15, 2012
Bakery jobs go for housing

Up to 90 bakery workers could be left struggling to earn a crust following an announcement by British Bakeries to close the Hovis bakery in Toynbee Road by June – a move which could see 191 houses built on the site. Premier Foods, owners of British Bakeries announced last month they would be shedding...
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No Government boost for Eastleigh

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October 31, 2011
Department for Business Innovation & Skills

The Deputy Prime Minister and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills have jointly announced today, an investment of £950m  to “Create and safeguard more than 200,000 jobs across England”. But none of that investment is targeted at Eastleigh. The bids that have been successful in the South East Region are: Portsmouth Naval Base...
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Job concerns over local housing plan

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October 13, 2011
Job concerns over local housing plan

Eastleigh’s Planning Policy officer has expressed doubts over the ability of the current Local Draft Plan to deliver jobs growth over the next 20 years. He has also cast doubts on the viability of the River side project and the choice of Boorley Green as a development site. The frank assessment was delivered at...
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Local jobless figures edge up

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September 14, 2011
Local jobless figures edge up

The latest employment figures released today show that unemployment in Eastleigh is remaining obstinately high although the number of available vacancies has increased. Nationally, the jobless rate jumped by 80,000 to 2.51 million with 1.58 million claiming Job seekers allowance at a £96 million per week cost to the government. In Eastleigh the number...
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Eastleigh job vacancies continue to fall

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April 18, 2011
Eastleigh job vacancies continue to fall

The latest unemployment figures released last week show the number of people in Eastleigh claiming Job Seekers allowance has risen for the fifth month in a row to stand at 1630 with 4.5% of adults aged between 18 -24 on the dole. According to the Office for National Statistics, almost 1 in 10 people...
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17 people now chasing every vacancy

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March 19, 2011

Eastleigh News can reveal that there are now 17 jobseekers in the borough chasing every vacancy. The unemployment figures released yesterday showed that there were 1600 jobseekers in Eastleigh a 14% increase on last quarter – three times the number of unemployed in 2001. The figures also claimed there were 378 vacancies available in...
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