Fall in Yorks and Humber unemployment

Published: Wednesday 12th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Unemployment in Yorkshire and the Humber has fallen considerably as more and more people are finding work.

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that 194,000 individuals were unemployed in the region between July and September, down 12,000 on the previous three-month period.

It means the unemployment rate for the area was 7.2% – good news for the local economy, as well as jobseekers and employers alike.

The positive picture in Yorkshire and the Humber was reflected nationally, with a record number of people in work across the UK following another huge fall in unemployment and people claiming jobseeker’s allowance.

ONS data reveals the joblessness total fell by 115,000 in the quarter to September to 1.96 million, the lowest figure since the start of the year, while those on unemployment benefit fell to 931,700 in October, down 20,400 on September.

It means the number of people on jobseeker’s allowance has now fallen for 24 months in a row.

Pay was also 1% higher than a year ago and excluding bonuses went up by 1.3% – the first time in five years that it has been above CPI inflation – in further good news for families up and down the country.

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Published: Wednesday 12th November 2014 by The News Editor

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