North Essex celebrates sharp drop in youth unemployment

Essex County Standard: North Essex celebrates sharp drop in youth unemployment North Essex celebrates sharp drop in youth unemployment

THE number of unemployed young people in Colchester has dropped by more than a third in the last year.

Official labour market statistics show the number of people aged 18 to 24 claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance in Colchester constituency has dropped from 750 in March 2013 to 475 a year later.

The promising figures come a week after Prime Minister David Cameron praised the Gazette for its successful 100 Apprenticeships in 100 Days project.

For more, see Wednesday's Gazette.

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9:25am Wed 7 May 14

Colonel Kurtz says...

Good news. But no doubt someone will still be moaning
Good news. But no doubt someone will still be moaning Colonel Kurtz
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9:40am Wed 7 May 14

donttellanyone says...

So your telling me in the whole of Colchester there are only 475 young people claiming job seekers' allowance. That just seems way to low for the whole of Colchester.
So your telling me in the whole of Colchester there are only 475 young people claiming job seekers' allowance. That just seems way to low for the whole of Colchester. donttellanyone
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9:52am Wed 7 May 14

James Harrington says...

These are massaged and machinated figures of no relevance or have any truth to them. The young of today have been sold out in the last 3 years, via paying for a war which has cost us £25 Billion and more in the long term.The DWP have been punting this type of propaganda for years. You can clearly see these kids that are left on the shelf and have no quality of life. Even those in bureaucracy who oversee things do not care. They paste over the cracks to make the job and the effective results look good and just go home at night, in the wait for the long term gold plated pension. hen I see kids being given real training and opportunity and not being used as cheap labour alternatives then will believe these statements and statistics.
These are massaged and machinated figures of no relevance or have any truth to them. The young of today have been sold out in the last 3 years, via paying for a war which has cost us £25 Billion and more in the long term.The DWP have been punting this type of propaganda for years. You can clearly see these kids that are left on the shelf and have no quality of life. Even those in bureaucracy who oversee things do not care. They paste over the cracks to make the job and the effective results look good and just go home at night, in the wait for the long term gold plated pension. hen I see kids being given real training and opportunity and not being used as cheap labour alternatives then will believe these statements and statistics. James Harrington
  • Score: 6

9:26am Thu 8 May 14

hughtravis says...

Unemployment rate is one of the key indicators of how an economy is performing. It is cyclical. It is an unpleasant experience for anyone. When you're hunting for a career, you need all of your tools in place to be able to be effective. Hence, it is vital that you avoid these common resume warning signs, as companies will tend to forget about you if any of them appear in the final copy of your CV. Installment loans will help you get by until you get that new job. Unemployment is one of the major problems of all countries all over the world.
Unemployment rate is one of the key indicators of how an economy is performing. It is cyclical. It is an unpleasant experience for anyone. When you're hunting for a career, you need all of your tools in place to be able to be effective. Hence, it is vital that you avoid these common resume warning signs, as companies will tend to forget about you if any of them appear in the final copy of your CV. Installment loans will help you get by until you get that new job. Unemployment is one of the major problems of all countries all over the world. hughtravis
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