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SALFORD UNEMPLOYMENT RISE DOUBLE NATIONAL AVERAGE
 

Star date: 10th May 2012

SCARY NEW STATS SHOW HIGHEST ANNUAL UNEMPLOYMENT RISES FOR SALFORD YOUTH, WOMEN AND MEN…

New statistics show that unemployment in Salford has risen by almost 20% over the last year, the highest rise in Greater Manchester and over double the national average.

The stats, based on Job Seekers Allowance claimants, show that these highest annual rises in unemployment go across the board, hitting men, women and youth in Salford. Meanwhile, long term unemployment has rocketed by 56% over the last year…

Full details here…


New statistics from Job Centre Plus and the Department of Work and Pensions show that Salford is home to the highest annual rise in unemployment in Greater Manchester, a rise that's over double the national average.

Despite all the hundreds of millions of pounds of regeneration money that's been poured into Salford and the arrival of MediaCityUK, the city's unemployment rate, based on Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) claimants, rose by 19.8% over the last 12 months to March 2012.

Salford's rate of almost 20% compares to a 16.6% annual unemployment rise in Manchester, a 14.2% rise in Trafford and a 17.3% rise in Bury, with the Greater Manchester average 15.3%, the North West average 12.3% and the national average 9.4%.

Male unemployment (based on JSA stats) in Salford experienced a rise of 15.2%, the highest in Greater Manchester. Female unemployment (based on JSA stats) in Salford experienced a whopping rise of 32.6%, the highest in Greater Manchester and getting on for three times the national average (12.5%). And youth unemployment (16-24 year olds based on JSA stats) in Salford experienced a huge rise of 30.3%, the highest in Greater Manchester, and over double the national average (13.9%).

Hardest hit for rises in youth unemployment were Cadishead (81.8%), Broughton (68.8%) and Kersal (61.5%). Meanwhile, female unemployment in Claremont rose by 79.6%, in Cadishead 62.9% and in Eccles 62.2%. Cadishead also saw the highest annual rise in Salford's male unemployment at 35.4%, followed by Worsley and Boothstown at 30.2% and Broughton with a 29.4% rise.

Long Term unemployment (over six months) in Salford also rocketed by 56%, with Cadishead people again the biggest sufferers with a rise of 108.3%, followed by Worsley and Boothstown on 83.3% and Little Hulton on 78.9%.

Every area in Salford experienced a huge rise in unemployment over the past year, and while in some areas the rise is beginning to level off, or decrease slightly, between February and March this year, unemployment in Ordsall, Eccles and Worsley and Boothstown rose 5.4%.

There are now 8,569 people claiming Job Seekers Allowance in Salford. And, in March 2012 (latest figs), just 1,423 vacancies reported by Jobcentre Plus, 0.4% less than the previous month, and an annual 2.5% fall. In Salford there are now 0.17 jobs for every claimant, or over six people chasing every job.

And these are just the statistics for people claiming Job Seekers Allowance. The real picture is far worse than this. Over to you Mr Mayor…

 

See previous Salford Star story on unemployment - click here

 

 

Nachtschlepper wrote
at 3:09:23 PM on Friday, May 11, 2012
Apologies for the spelling in the previous post, it should, of course have read shoe size and not "show size".
 
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 4:28:13 AM on Friday, May 11, 2012
I wonder if some people just post to try and get a rise from other. Nobody with an IQ greater than their show size could blame the unemployed for being unemployed. Unless, of course, they are members of that nasty Conservative party, or maybe a Lib Dim.
 
Ned Landedmans wrote
at 4:28:08 AM on Friday, May 11, 2012
Stewart's had his first week of stuffing his pockets with obscene amounts of OUR money . Time to cut the bullshit and kick that useless underwhelming cabinet into action . Time to reveal the strategies he will implement to bring decent jobs to this city of despair . Well ? We are waiting , Stewart.....Time to start trying to earn the grossly excessive salary WE pay you ..
 
Gizza Job wrote
at 4:26:20 AM on Friday, May 11, 2012
Classic comment from Winston Smith . Don't forget one of their other mates with a non-job has red hair and a scouse accent ...
 
Winston Smith wrote
at 3:24:44 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2012
J - you're right, in Salford there are some lazy people who don't want a proper job. One of them wears a mayor's hat and his mates have red and yellow badges so you can spot them more easily
 
Realist wrote
at 3:24:07 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2012
How dare you say that , J. The torybastards just love people like you . Cut the bullshit . How many do you say are just too lazy to work ? A 'lot' ? How many ? Justify that statement . I dare you to back up your bullshit . Where are the jobs , then ? Shall we all get telescopes to look for work ?
 
J wrote
at 12:07:10 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2012
But how many of them are actually looking for a job? A lot of people in Salford are simply too lazy to work.
 
Piss off wrote
at 12:07:05 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2012
We're up the Irwell with out a paddle and going down the plughole of a oblivion, but yeah we got a Mayor and is merry men to save us? Oh shit we are up the Irwell with out a paddle!!!!!
 
Jo Bless wrote
at 10:52:07 AM on Thursday, May 10, 2012
Shocking statistics . What a disgraceful mess this city is in . Just what positive actions are Stewart and his Merry Men taking to solve this horrific state of affairs ? We haven't got 20 years to waste waiting in idleness , like Merry thinks . This city is in crisis . Come on , Stewart . Time to start earning that huge salary WE are forced to pay you. What are you doing about creating and bringing decent jobs to Salford ?
 
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