Claimant count falls again

March 2005
Personnel Today;Mar2005 Supplement, p38
Trade Publication
The article reports that unemployment, as measured by the claimant count, has continued to fall across most regions of Great Britain. The only place where unemployment rose significantly was Blackpool, where the unemployment rate rose from 2.5% in August 2004 to 3.1% in December--no doubt reflecting the seasonal nature of employment in the area. Unemployment also rose in the Isle of Wight, Torbay and Cornwall for similar reasons. The biggest proportional decline in unemployment occurred in Belfast, where the unemployment rate fell from 4.6% in August to 3.9% in December.


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