Statistics show Colchester's job boom

Essex County Standard: Statistics show Colchester's job boom Statistics show Colchester's job boom

COLCHESTER’S IT sector is booming, according to latest statistics.

In the last four years, the number of people in the borough employed in IT has increased by 50 per cent, from 2,000 to 4,000.

Other sectors, such as health, saw a 1,000-job increase, while the number of residents working in property and agriculture fell between 2009 and 2012.

However, the increases mean the borough has now met its Government target of having 82,101 people in work by 2020, set by the former regional spatial strategy early this millennium.

Figures for 2013 show there were 86,100 people in work.

Paul Smith, Colchester councillor responsible for business, said: “It is encouraging that we are not just seeing growth in houses, but we’re also seeing growth in jobs.

“We know from looking around the town that many of these jobs are being created in Colchester and that is one of the most pleasing things.

“I think a lot of that is down to the growth of small businesses - and we know in Colchester that is an area of strength.”

The figures were published by the Office of National Statistics.

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5:17pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Conspiracy Theory says...

Rubbish wages better off in Ipswich or Chelmsford, unless you are working for the easy street mob in Rowan House (By the way puts some bromide in their tea down there will you).
This town is rubbish for Housing and Wages and if your black, or a foreigner, or someone with a funny name, or non anglo saxon, you have had it.
I.T. my ar*e.
Are you sure that propaganda stuffed out to the gazette, was not done by someone called Citizen Smith?
Rubbish wages better off in Ipswich or Chelmsford, unless you are working for the easy street mob in Rowan House (By the way puts some bromide in their tea down there will you). This town is rubbish for Housing and Wages and if your black, or a foreigner, or someone with a funny name, or non anglo saxon, you have had it. I.T. my ar*e. Are you sure that propaganda stuffed out to the gazette, was not done by someone called Citizen Smith? Conspiracy Theory
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8:40pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Colonel Kurtz says...

Its good news but the left hate anything positive about the economy. Stop moaning and be pleased that the recession is over.
Its good news but the left hate anything positive about the economy. Stop moaning and be pleased that the recession is over. Colonel Kurtz
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7:41am Fri 6 Jun 14

Nom De Plume says...

Colonel Kurtz wrote:
Its good news but the left hate anything positive about the economy. Stop moaning and be pleased that the recession is over.
At what price?
2008 to now 6 years, how many public sector workers went without a meal, Marks & Spencer was left virtually afloat by all the grey suits and emergency service workers in the town.
It was not a recession Kurtz, it was a F*****G disaster.
Benefits cut across the board to fuel the boom. Now you have Apache's living from hand to mouth, on next to nothing surviving on drugs and food banks and 70 quid a week, because Bilderberg Gideon Osborne has pumped the economy up by raiding the benefits bank.
All the past 4 recessions since 1979, have been kick started this way.
Now you have violent life threatening crime rising at epidemic levels, knife crime is rising in rural locations, in the cities add guns to the equation, it makes Michael Caine's Harry Brown look more like Rorke's Drift.
So the economy is up, yes sure but at what price. There will come a day within the next 20 years, when there will be nothing to kick start the economy again as the benefit pot will be so dwindled down. The boys in the city, will cream us all, they have already started breaking rules by running offices off shore in neutral zones.
I suppose every day is a bonus really a full life can longer be guaranteed.
It is official, It is Dog Eat Dog out there, I never thought I would ever get to admit saying that.
Jobs For All Or Only For Some? Society has become clearly divided.
Front page spectator 1991.
[quote][p][bold]Colonel Kurtz[/bold] wrote: Its good news but the left hate anything positive about the economy. Stop moaning and be pleased that the recession is over.[/p][/quote]At what price? 2008 to now 6 years, how many public sector workers went without a meal, Marks & Spencer was left virtually afloat by all the grey suits and emergency service workers in the town. It was not a recession Kurtz, it was a F*****G disaster. Benefits cut across the board to fuel the boom. Now you have Apache's living from hand to mouth, on next to nothing surviving on drugs and food banks and 70 quid a week, because Bilderberg Gideon Osborne has pumped the economy up by raiding the benefits bank. All the past 4 recessions since 1979, have been kick started this way. Now you have violent life threatening crime rising at epidemic levels, knife crime is rising in rural locations, in the cities add guns to the equation, it makes Michael Caine's Harry Brown look more like Rorke's Drift. So the economy is up, yes sure but at what price. There will come a day within the next 20 years, when there will be nothing to kick start the economy again as the benefit pot will be so dwindled down. The boys in the city, will cream us all, they have already started breaking rules by running offices off shore in neutral zones. I suppose every day is a bonus really a full life can longer be guaranteed. It is official, It is Dog Eat Dog out there, I never thought I would ever get to admit saying that. Jobs For All Or Only For Some? Society has become clearly divided. Front page spectator 1991. Nom De Plume
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