Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Green Shots!

Job vacancies fall at record rate

Vacancies at UK employment agencies are declining at their fastest rate on record, a survey has indicated.

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  • This is breathtakingly dishonest.

    The number of people claiming JSA has risen 128% since this time last year according to DWP’s figures, but the article only gives the month on month figure, saying it is up a mere 3.8%.

    We are being fed lies from the state media.

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  • After dealing with recruitment “consultants” on a number of occasions and finding several of them to be nothing more than con artists, I hope that they struggle like those other parasites EA’s.

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  • paul –
    The article says
    “The percentage of the working population who are claiming jobseeker’s allowance is now 3.8%, up 0.2% on December’s figure.”, which, in a slightly confusing way, is saying that the claimant count went from 3.6% of the working population to 3.8% in a month. Which would be a monthly rise in the number of claimants of anything between 2.74% and 8.45% due to rounding and then very slightly wider still due to the possibility of the size of the working population changing – so there is little information there really anyway! Dunno why they just can’t give the raw numbers – so I’d say it’s more like obfuscation rather than outright prevarication.

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  • The stats are always misleading. The percentage of non-working population among the working age (16-64) population is way into double digits and actually has been rising since 1995 even before Labout came to power. What Labour did is just re-classified a big chunk of them as disabled, early retired, or in training etc, so they never show up in stats.

    My rule of thumb is jobless figure is usually multiply jobseeker allowance claimant by 2, umeployment figure is jobseeker allowance claimant by 4.

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