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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Unemployment Claimant Count Rises

Unemployment Claimant Count Rises

The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Greater Manchester has risen. Last month 74,987 claimed the benefit compared with 74,325 the month before.
Chris Fletcher, Deputy Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said: “Today’s Jobseeker’s Allowance claimant figures paint a mixed picture across Greater Manchester. Most boroughs saw a rise but there were falls in Stockport, Tameside and Wigan.

“Coming on the back of the fall last month, this small rise is worrying but was something that we warned about as no doubt once spending cuts begin to bite the figures will increase.
“There are still positive signs for businesses to recruit but the opening up and easing of access to get people back into work needs looking at urgently.
“Many businesses are still put off by some of the complexities and legislative burden involved in recruitment.”

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