Unemployment in Bolton is second worst in Greater Manchester

Unemployment in Bolton is second worst in Greater Manchester

Unemployment in Bolton is second worst in Greater Manchester

First published in News

BOLTON had the second highest percentage of unemployed people in Greater Manchester last month, new government figures show.

But the number of residents claiming Jobseekers Allowance has fallen 1.3 per cent compared to last year, down to 3.3 per cent this July — the equivalent of 5,752 people.

In figures released by the Office of National Statistics this week, Manchester recorded the highest percentage at 3.5 per cent, while Trafford had the lowest at 1.8 per cent.

Christian Spence, head of business intelligence at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said the data reflected a “strong recovery” in the labour market.

He added: “Overall, there is much good news in the latest figures and they show that the economy overall is recovering well.

“The rapidly falling unemployment rate will continue to cause greater pressures in the labour market overall making recruitment, particularly for high-demand skills, increasingly more difficult.”

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11:50am Thu 14 Aug 14

CDJ1973 says...

That will be all them dossers that are in town all day and every day, great aint it how our tax payers money is spent. Suppose it keeps the regular pubs in Bradshawgate from shutting down though with all the **** pots funding them, system's a bloody joke!
That will be all them dossers that are in town all day and every day, great aint it how our tax payers money is spent. Suppose it keeps the regular pubs in Bradshawgate from shutting down though with all the **** pots funding them, system's a bloody joke! CDJ1973
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4:34pm Thu 14 Aug 14

JustBecause says...

It's because the support for local business is none existent unless your female, or from an ethnic minority, we are contemplating moving our business away from Bolton because there is more support elsewhere.
It's because the support for local business is none existent unless your female, or from an ethnic minority, we are contemplating moving our business away from Bolton because there is more support elsewhere. JustBecause
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5:53pm Thu 14 Aug 14

artistpaint says...

How come theres no comments abt the 89 guy and his neighbour.that would be fun.89 yr old and a 60 odd yr old.mmm mmm.justice done there
How come theres no comments abt the 89 guy and his neighbour.that would be fun.89 yr old and a 60 odd yr old.mmm mmm.justice done there artistpaint
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5:56pm Thu 14 Aug 14

artistpaint says...

As for towns and citys.who knows whos living there the gov dont even know.vote ukip
As for towns and citys.who knows whos living there the gov dont even know.vote ukip artistpaint
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6:00pm Thu 14 Aug 14

artistpaint says...

Its the big supermarkets that are affecting small shops.lots of people think there getting a bargain.lol
Its the big supermarkets that are affecting small shops.lots of people think there getting a bargain.lol artistpaint
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6:52pm Thu 14 Aug 14

AndyMorton says...

Soon be up as 15 people from Spain and where ever else coming over to work at hospital. I would say move away for better employment but then again why should we
Soon be up as 15 people from Spain and where ever else coming over to work at hospital. I would say move away for better employment but then again why should we AndyMorton
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