By Ross Findon
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Following last month's drop, the first since last May, there was a further fall in the number of Jobseekers' Allowance claimants in April, according to the Office of National Statistics, this morning (Wednesday).
According the figures, the number of claimants fell from 3,886 to 3,303 between March and April, which is 3.9 per cent of the population aged 16 to 64.
The figures reflect an annual trend on the Island, as the tourist season begins. Last year the figure fell from 3,557 to 2,973 between March and April.
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by Shawn DuBois
17th May 2012, at 10:35:55
Agree with Richard Taylor and Alan Naylor, the council on the island are certainly not business minded, and stuck in the past, especially when it comes to investing in the island to attract tourists, which correct me if I'm wrong is the islands main source of revenue? Sad state of affairs to be honest, especially when linked with the fact Alan pointed out regarding 'transport costs and capitalised ferries what man or woman in their right mind would pour money into a project'. I think we need a fresh set of faces in the council with a more modern and pro-active outlook, especially with regards to business and tourism based revenue!! Then again who wants to come here when the ferry operators require you to remortgage your house or apply for a lottery grant in order to afford there transport costs!!
by Richard Taylor
17th May 2012, at 08:27:56
Have to agree with Alan here. We have no real incoming investment and a council which is not fit for purpose.
by alan naylor
16th May 2012, at 22:16:49
i feel very sorry to enlighten so many scribes on this subject facing the island well here go s employment only comes with investment thats money up front now ask yourself with transport costs and capitalised ferries what man or woman in their right mind would pour money into a progect on the island plus were are the skills the council cannot help theY are not bissness people they are sallery people and until the people take on the problem their childen will leave or as we use to say go on the NAB its a real shame to see
by Mark Dunsford
16th May 2012, at 13:14:38
So, basically what we are celibrating here is that unemployment is still about 11% up on the same period last year and has been since August.
by Chris Moore
16th May 2012, at 12:28:08
Rich Taylor....What an excellent comment - point well said – it is crystal clear this is seasonal trends.... No doubt this graph will be celebrated by the same counsellors who were, yesterday celebrating the Clean Beach Award, and the "tourist Isle" (forgetting they'd closed all the Tourist Info offices and Public Toilets)
16th May 2012, at 10:03:04
Yep it's called seasonal work. Look at the graph trend. Is this news?
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