Wednesday, 12 December 2012

1.2m new jobs Mr Cameron? Where?

The House of Commons Library latest constituency unemployment figures for November 2012 which were published today at 9.30am by the Office for National Statistics reveal that the number of unemployed claimants in Hyndburn constituency in November 2012 was 2,163.

This represents a rate of 5.1% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 286th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)That the number of claimants is 7 higher than in November 2011 and 2 lower than in October 2012.

The number of unemployed claimants in Rossendale and Darwen constituency in November 2012 was 2,211. This represents a rate of 4.7% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 320th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)
The number of claimants is 9 lower than in November 2011.

Following on from the all the funding cuts directed at the North and places like Hyndburn and Rossendale, the huge rise in working people using foodbanks, it is hard to see how we are all in this together and hadr to see how that the economic situation is improving.