Tag: DWP

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 there…

Eastleigh jobless claimant count rises

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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 890…

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 24%…

Local jobs set to grow..

  Eastleigh’s Council Leader Keith House says the council is “working hard to create jobs” after today’s unemployment figures showed a small rise in the number of people claiming jobseekers allowance in the borough. While the UK is experiencing record low levels of joblessness this downward trend contrasts with Eastleigh where although the JSA claimant…

Jobless joy as vacancies jump

Unemployment as measured by number of JSA (formerly dole) claimants has dropped for the second month running. Having previously seen a run of nine small consecutive rises, the rate dropped 0.2% to end at the same level of 2.0% that it was in April 2011. The number of seekers has stubbornly hovered around the 2%…