Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

Fewer people can afford to buy a house

BBC: Long-term unemployment has doubled, TUC says

"The number of people on Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) for more than a year has nearly doubled, the TUC has said. Those claiming JSA for more than 12 months rose to 201,015 in November 2009, up from 103,930 in December 2008".

Posted by alan @ 01:12 PM (1038 views)
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1. Mr Cobblepot said...

Hmmm, I wonder how many people are like myself. I worked for 30 years non stop, paid my taxes, then I got made redundant, my job was moved to india. I dont bother signing on for job seekers allowance, because all I'd get is a pension stamp (value £7.50 a week - no other benefits) and seeing as I'm only 47 the chances are I would die long before I would get the state pension (pension age will probably be around 70-72 by the time Im supposed to retire).

I did until recently sign on for the pensions stamp just so I would be counted as part of the unemployed list, but when you take the above into consideration and the fact that the jobcentre made me jump though hoops for £7.50, I thought.........%&ck'em!!!
Have lived the last 2 years using my savings that took 30 years to accumulate.

I reckon there maybe quite a few more people in the same position. The system is geared in such a way that we arent uncluded in the unemployment figures.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 03:54PM Report Comment

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