Number of Jobseeker’s claimants falls

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Published: Wednesday 15th October 2014 by The News Editor

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The last 12 months have seen the number of people who are out of work and claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance plummet by almost a third in Hull, new figures show.

The drop is even more marked among the city’s young people, with the figures mirrored by those in East Yorkshire.

According to the Office for National Statistics, September saw 8,846 jobseekers claiming benefits in Hull, 31% less than the 12,871 who were doing so a year earlier.

The 3,676 people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in East Yorkshire represents a drop of the same proportion when compared to September 2013, the figures show.

September also saw 4.4% fewer job-hunters on benefits in Hull than there were in August, one of the biggest improvements in the country.

Meanwhile, among those aged between 18 and 24, there are now 2,295 on benefits in Hull – 38% less than there were 12 months ago – and just over 1,000 in East Yorkshire following a 36% fall.

Hull Jobcentre Plus’s employer and partnership manager, Gill Dillon, says that although it’s still not easy for people to find jobs, increasing numbers were doing so.

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Published: Wednesday 15th October 2014 by The News Editor

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