Tag: JSA

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…

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%…

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 last…

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. The…

Eastleigh jobseekers up 14% Y.O.Y

Eastleigh jobcentre

The number of jobseekers in Eastleigh has increased by over 14% in the last 12 months while the numbers of 18 -24 year –olds on the dole has jumped  by 27% from 365 to 500. This comes despite the Harvester restaurant opening in the Swan Centre. The latest employment figures released by  the Office for…

Eastleigh dole queue doubles

Eastleigh’s dole queue doubled in size last month according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. New data shows that employment in the UK now stands at a record 2.5 million while in Eastleigh there are now 1359 people claiming JSA, twice the number there were at the height of the boom…

Eastleigh ‘loafers’ faced with workfare

Eastleigh’s long term unemployed could be forced to undertake menial work for £2.16 an hour under plans revealed by the government today. Work and pensions secretary Ian Duncan Smith, Chris Huhne’s cabinet colleague, has warned long term dole claimants they could lose their £65 a week benefit for up 3 months if they refused to…

Eastleigh Jobless Total Hits 14 Year High

Figures issued by the Office for National Statistics show the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance in Eastleigh jumped 5.7% in the last quarter to reach it’s highest level since 1996. Meanwhile during the same period the number of  vacancies available at Eastleigh’s Jobcentre  fell 58%. In January there were a total of  just…

1970's Revival Grips Eastleigh Residents!!

Data just released by the Office for National Satistics show Eastleigh residents are in the grip of a 1970’s revival as up to 2000 people struggle to live on £64.30 a week. That is all the former Railway Towns jobseekers, the number of which has almost doubled in the last year, have to look forward…