Saturday, December 12, 2009
Go buy houses, the economys fine
The number of people claiming Jobseekerâ€™s Allowance (the claimant count) in October 2009 increased by 12,900 on the month to reach 1.64 million, the highest number of claimants since April 1997. The number of vacancies in the three months to October 2009 was 428,000, the lowest figure since records began. Average earnings were 1.8 per cent higher than a year previously, the lowest annual growth rate since records began.