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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/largest-rise-in-uk-employment-for-more-than-20-years-2049430.html

In the small print it goes on to say part-time employment is increasing. When employment hit 3million did we have as many 'home owners' back in the 1980s? (Debt incumbent home owners don't go on strike.) :rolleyes:

I guess the other question this article poses is that if there are so,many jobs about why aren't the lazy scumbags working? :rolleyes:

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I guess the other question this article poses is that if there are so,many jobs about why aren't the lazy scumbags working? :rolleyes:

There aren't so many jobs, though. In fact, there are nowhere near enough jobs.

ONS http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=12

"The number of vacancies for the three months to July 2010 was 481,000, up 9,000 over the quarter. "

"The number of unemployed people fell by 49,000 over the quarter to reach 2.46 million. "

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There aren't so many jobs, though. In fact, there are nowhere near enough jobs.

ONS http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=12

"The number of vacancies for the three months to July 2010 was 481,000, up 9,000 over the quarter. "

"The number of unemployed people fell by 49,000 over the quarter to reach 2.46 million. "

I agree. Vested Interest 'inception' question!! Turn the middle classes on the jobless squeeze these unemployed scumbags!! Outrageous really.

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1/3 of London population of working age are not working (not sure whether that includes houswife/lifestyle count) but still shows what a complete lie the skills shortgage / migrant labour requirement is.

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Meanwhile, in other news...

NOTTS County Council has revealed it may need to axe an extra 1,500 posts over the next three years, in a bid to save £150m.

The council had initially predicted that 1,500 jobs could be axed between now and 2013.

But today officials said this figure could be closer to 3,000 due to increased budget pressures.

The 'council reshape' will see some services reduced or removed, although it is not yet known which ones will be affected.

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Most of the 12,000 staff members at Notts County Council will be offered the chance to take voluntary redundancy. But compulsory redundancies are said to be 'unavoidable'

Social workers, social work assistants and locality support assistants within the Children and Young People department's reception and assessment teams will not be able to apply for voluntary redundancy.

It was previously announced that there were around 1,500 posts at risk as the council sought to save £80m.

However, a spokesman for the council said this amount has now increased, "due to the significant rise in demand for care for adults and children and the speed and scale of predicted Government reductions."

The council expects Government grants to reduce by between 25% and 40% over the next four years. This means the county council could lose between £40m and £60m.

Mick Burrows, chief executive of the County Council, said: "Unfortunately, it is inevitable that large scale reductions in staffing are required given that employee costs form a large part of our spending and the significant savings we need to make over the next few years.

"This is a difficult time for our workforce but we are aiming to reduce the number of compulsory redundancies by offering most employees the chance to express an interest in voluntary redundancy, freezing vacancies and stopping all non-essential spending."

The council has said it needs to find £69m next year.

About 20-30% of the savings is expected to come from making efficiencies within services but the council has admitted that most will come from "reducing, rationalising or removing services, including some public facing services."

The council has pledged to be more open and said it will publish details of all spend over £500 from September. It has also pledged to consult with the public over the issues and proposals.

The council is also freezing all non-essential expenditure.

The council has employed an 'Improvement Director' for £120,000 to lead the efficiency and savings drive.

A service review will be carries out, which will identify areas that face a reduction or closure.

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The council has employed an 'Improvement Director' for £120,000 to lead the efficiency and savings drive.

So, sack 10 full time employees on £12,000 pa who actually do something (e.g. binmen, street sweepers) or 20+ part time of the same (e.g. dinner ladies) and employ an 'Improvement Director' instead.

Genius.

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Jobless claims down less than expected

The number of Britons claiming jobless benefit fell less than expected last month but growth in part-time employment drove the biggest rise in numbers of people in work since 1989 in the three months to June, official data showed on Wednesday.

The Office for National Statistics said numbers claiming jobless benefit fell by 3,800 in July, after a downwardly revised drop of 15,900 in June and significantly less than analysts' forecasts for a decline of 16,500.

However, the number of people without a job on the wider ILO measure fell by 49,000 in the three months to June, its biggest fall in three years and taking the total to 2.457 million. That took the jobless rate to 7.8 percent -- in line with forecasts.

The number of people in work rose by 184,000 in the three months to June, the biggest rise since 1989. The ONS said that was mainly due to a 115,000 rise in part-time workers. The number of people in full-time work rose by 68,000.

"The labour market trend has been improving over the last six to nine months, but ... we've probably got to the (tipping point) of improvement, and from now on it's a question of how bad it is going to get," said Marc Ostwald, economist at Monument Securities.

The pace of improvement in the jobs market is not likely to be maintained once government spending cuts, which are expected to result in more than half a million public sector job cuts, kick in.

"Major job losses are on the way in the public sector as the government slashes spending, and we doubt that the private sector will be able to fully compensate for this," said Howard Archer, economist at IHS Global Insight.

Reuters take on it.

Less than expected the new "unexpected"?

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