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U K Manufacturing Sheds 116,000 Jobs

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http://www.themanufacturer.com/uk/detail.h...ontents_id=6696

The number of jobs left in UK manufacturing continues to hover just above the psychologically important three million mark, latest government figures reveal.
According to this month’s labour market statistics, there were 3.05 million jobs in manufacturing industries in the three months to April 2006,
down 116,000
on the same period last year.
In the same period, average earnings in the sector increased 5.3 per cent, up 0.4 per cent, while manufacturing productivity rose 3.7 per cent.
Across the whole economy, the
downward trend in the employment rate
has levelled off while the trend in the
unemployment rate continues to increase
. The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance
benefit has increased
. The number of job vacancies has fallen.

With the loss of 116,000 jobs and a rising unemployment trend together with more people on the dole it is difficult to see where all that so called "demand" for housing is coming from. The imaginative minds of the EAs no doubt.

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I agree that if unemployment went up sharply, it could cause a house price crash in UK

But so far, the UK labour market has remained very strong, especially compared to Euroland countries

The labour market in London has been good for years and has been attracted skilled and unskilled workers from other countries for ages

In the UK, if you are graduated, you have the choice between several jobs. In France, usually, you stay unemployed

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It's easy to misinterpret things. I think this is marvellous. Building these sheds will ease the housing burden in the southeast and create jobs too.

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Unfortunately these sheds are earmarked for East Sussex as part of the Deputy PM's intiative to build cheap affordable housing at less than 60k.

The sheds will fit the bill, the contract run by Capita will construct and place the sheds at a cost of 125K and will be available to key workers for around 60k on a 50/50 part share. The executive range to be marketed at around 350k will have accomodation for over 30, located in three bedrooms using the latest in Hammock Technology, with ensuite potties in every room. Cooking facilities are ingeniously located in a mess hall which forms central stage of the new complex codenamed Stalag 23, but to be named Kestrals Keep for marketing purposes.

The the sheds are all enviromentally friendly, biodegradeable, and fully transportable during the flood season. Sewerage to the site is ingeniously piped away from the buildings using 4m wide polytube extending over 60miles to terminate in the English Channel.

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I heard that most of the shed are being made in Asia now as wood is becoming too expensive in Europe. This will cost more jobs in Scandinavia for sure. At least the creosote to treat the shed will be derivced from UK oil products which will ultimatley help employment with BP and Shell.

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I agree that if unemployment went up sharply, it could cause a house price crash in UK

But so far, the UK labour market has remained very strong, especially compared to Euroland countries

The labour market in London has been good for years and has been attracted skilled and unskilled workers from other countries for ages

In the UK, if you are graduated, you have the choice between several jobs. In France, usually, you stay unemployed

Living in France, you might believe that the UK is a miracle economy because of deregulation, and that Euroland countries are unsuccessful because of their social-democratic policies.

Be careful! There are a lot of pro-business media outlets which are perpetuating this claim whether or not it is substantiated.

A graduate in the UK faces massive debt and massive costs of living. The only jobs you have a choice between are relatively low skilled and low paid. The high paid jobs have dozens or hundreds of applicants per post.

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