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SALFORD UNEMPLOYMENT SEES HUGE ANNUAL RISES
 

Star date: 15th October 2012

SALFORD'S UNEMPLOYMENT RISE OVER TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE

Salford is sitting on a huge unemployment crisis, with some of the highest percentage rises in Greater Manchester and beyond. While Great Britain has seen an annual drop of 0.6% in overall Job Seekers Allowance claimants, Salford has seen a rise of 6%, making it over ten times worse than the national average.

Salford has also witnessed the biggest annual rise in youth unemployment in Greater Manchester, the second highest rise in long term unemployment and the second highest rise in female unemployment. All this, despite MediaCityUK et al…

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Despite MediaCityUK. And despite hundreds of millions of pounds of public money poured into `regeneration' over the last decade, Salford's unemployment over the last year has mushroomed.

Figures from the National Office of Statistics show that the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in Salford has risen by 6% over the last year (August 2011- August 2012), compared to the whole of Great Britain, which has fallen by 0.6%. That's over ten times worse than the national average.

Even compared to more local figures, Salford's 6% rise is much bigger than the Greater Manchester average of 4.6% and the North West's 1.5% rise.

Salford also saw the highest annual rise in Greater Manchester for what is classed as Youth Unemployment (16-24 year olds) - up by 2.4% over the year – compared to a drop of 3.5% in Greater Manchester as a whole, a drop of 4.1% in the North West and a drop of 5.9% nationally.

Particularly hard hit was Pendleton which saw an annual Youth Unemployment rise of 30.4% and Blackfriars with a rise of 18.2%.

Meanwhile, Salford had the second highest annual rise in Greater Manchester for long term JSA claimants (claiming for over six months), up by 32% over the year compared to the national average of 25.2%. Particularly badly hit were Cadishead, with a rise of 62.5% and Little Hulton with an annual rise of 51.1%.

45.5% of all JSA claimants in Salford are for long term unemployment, showing that it is increasingly difficult to find a job in the city. Women are also increasing getting hit with unemployment, with female JSA claimants rising by 13% over the last year, the second highest rise in Greater Manchester. It is particularly affecting women in Walkden North (a 26.6% rise), Blackfriars (a 24.4% rise) and Cadishead (a 21.8% rise).

The horrendous figures show that the ConDem Government's austerity isn't working – and neither for that matter is Salford Council's cuts to public services and job slaughter.

If you're not happy and want to protest…

Monday 15th October 5pm: Lobby of the Labour Group of councillors outside the Civic Centre in Swinton – click here for details

Saturday, October 20th: March For A Future That Works – the million strong protest in London. For details of the Salford coach to London click here

A council slave wrote
at 9:53:07 AM on Monday, October 15, 2012
How can we in Salfod have such high unemployment when Scary Spicer (£200K + per year) headhunted and recruited her top back to work consultant Chris marsh now of Agma and gave him thousands of pounds in consultancy fees? What went wrong Spicer?
 
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