Unemployment rise on the Isle of Wight

By Martin Neville

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


UNEMPLOYMENT rose last month, but was down significantly on the same period last year, according to figures released today (Wednesday).

Latest figures showed 3,012 people claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in November, compared to 2,781 the previous month — an increase of 231.

However, statistics showed there were 466 fewer claimants last month compared to November 2012 when 3,478 people were out of work.

Meanwhile, the number of 18 to 24 year olds who claimed JSA in November climbed to 835 compared to 755 in October.

But, similar to overall Island unemployment, the figure was down considerably on November 2012 when 1,015 were jobless.

November Jobseeker_quote_s Allowance

Reporter: martinn@iwcpmail.co.uk


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by neil jacks

21st December 2013, at 15:25:09

Look crowe, why don't you just clear off and stop annoying people for the sake of it. You are an ignorant provocative man with no knowledge of this subject so why not just keep your childish opinions to yourself and forget your stupid fantasy bridge,

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by alan naylor

20th December 2013, at 00:53:12

You would not want a big bridge at west wight

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by Mike Crowe

19th December 2013, at 13:10:20

and that statement Mr Parker, is exactly why the Island will not get special status.

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19th December 2013, at 12:52:03

...yeah, they could all find employment with the north island's big employers, like BAE. Oh wait a minute......

I suggest you and your other financial backer, Mr.Crowe, give the matter a bit of serious thought before you start riding that juvenile hobby-horse again........and again....................and again.

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19th December 2013, at 12:42:28

I agree with Stephen the tourist season has finished, BUT if we had a bridge it would be easier and cheaper to get to the north island to try and get work....And during the construction of a bridge islands may find work constructing it.

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by Stephen Elliott

18th December 2013, at 20:10:39

Do we really have to be surprised at this considering the tourist season has finished?

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