Fall in number of Wirral Jobseekers' Allowance claimants

Further fall in Wirral Jobseekers' Allowance claimants

Further fall in Wirral Jobseekers' Allowance claimants

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THE number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in Wirral has fallen in the last month.

Official figures from the Office for National Statistics today show 6,352 people claimed the benefit in March - a drop of 363 on the previous month’s 6,715.

Their data also showed continuing falls in unemployment, nationally, and a record 30.3 million people in work.

The claimant count fell by 30,400 in March to 1.14 million, the 17th consecutive monthly reduction.

Long-term and youth unemployment have both fallen. The number out of work for more than a year has been cut by 32,000 to 807,000, while the jobless figure for 16 to 24-year-olds has fallen by 38,000 to 881,000, the lowest for five years.

Employment minister and Wirral West MP Esther McVey said: "More young people are in work, more women are in work, wages are going up, and more and more businesses are hiring - and it's a credit to them that Britain is working again.

"But there is still more to do - which is why I'd go even further and call on more employers to work with us to tap into the talent pool the UK offers."

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2:35pm Wed 16 Apr 14

WirralAl says...

Ester will try to take the credit as always but lets face facts!

None of these MP's and local Council sponges are not very trustworthy or reliable
Ester will try to take the credit as always but lets face facts! None of these MP's and local Council sponges are not very trustworthy or reliable WirralAl
  • Score: 4

3:28pm Wed 16 Apr 14

bigfoot says...

As with politicians they always jumping. Lets see her get out of 'Twittergate'!
As with politicians they always jumping. Lets see her get out of 'Twittergate'! bigfoot
  • Score: 6

9:30pm Wed 16 Apr 14

yesandorno says...

paying jobs or zero hour
or off the dole for other reasons .
wonder how to find that out
paying jobs or zero hour or off the dole for other reasons . wonder how to find that out yesandorno
  • Score: 3

10:57pm Wed 16 Apr 14

PaulCa says...

No longer bein
counted:

450,000 self-employed... selling off their family possessions on eBay to buy food for their families or to cover their Wonga loans, much of which is channelled into kickbacks to ministers. Interest rates in the 000s of percent.

Trickle down? No.

Hoover up? Yep.

Tory values. Think on people.
No longer bein counted: 450,000 self-employed... selling off their family possessions on eBay to buy food for their families or to cover their Wonga loans, much of which is channelled into kickbacks to ministers. Interest rates in the 000s of percent. Trickle down? No. Hoover up? Yep. Tory values. Think on people. PaulCa
  • Score: 1

12:51am Thu 17 Apr 14

Marjestic says...

Funny how when Labour puts out all the bad stuff and spins their take on how the cost of living is going up while wages are going down, some people believe it but when there is some good news as a result of the Government's initiatives there are always those eager to knock their achievements. Some people will be pleased that firms are taking people on while others will try and find any excuse not to work. What puzzles me also about all this talk of people not being able to afford food is that there seems to be a problem with obesity in the country and the two don't seem to equate. There are those who have grown too dependent on the State and will balk at any suggestion of self sufficiency and would probably be happy for the State to not only provide them with food but would also expect it to be cooked for them too.

For some, it will always be someone else's fault.
Funny how when Labour puts out all the bad stuff and spins their take on how the cost of living is going up while wages are going down, some people believe it but when there is some good news as a result of the Government's initiatives there are always those eager to knock their achievements. Some people will be pleased that firms are taking people on while others will try and find any excuse not to work. What puzzles me also about all this talk of people not being able to afford food is that there seems to be a problem with obesity in the country and the two don't seem to equate. There are those who have grown too dependent on the State and will balk at any suggestion of self sufficiency and would probably be happy for the State to not only provide them with food but would also expect it to be cooked for them too. For some, it will always be someone else's fault. Marjestic
  • Score: 3

9:02am Thu 17 Apr 14

keef666 says...

This Country should hang its head in shame, that a lot of people have to rely on food banks to live,
Then if your are lucky to find work, then have to rely on tax credits to live,
This Country should hang its head in shame, that a lot of people have to rely on food banks to live, Then if your are lucky to find work, then have to rely on tax credits to live, keef666
  • Score: 1

12:41pm Sun 20 Apr 14

uncatom says...

Marjestic wrote:
Funny how when Labour puts out all the bad stuff and spins their take on how the cost of living is going up while wages are going down, some people believe it but when there is some good news as a result of the Government's initiatives there are always those eager to knock their achievements. Some people will be pleased that firms are taking people on while others will try and find any excuse not to work. What puzzles me also about all this talk of people not being able to afford food is that there seems to be a problem with obesity in the country and the two don't seem to equate. There are those who have grown too dependent on the State and will balk at any suggestion of self sufficiency and would probably be happy for the State to not only provide them with food but would also expect it to be cooked for them too.

For some, it will always be someone else's fault.
I agree with your comment on obesity, look on the Tory benches, all fine and well fed, zero hours, part time, self employed ( have you noticed the return of the scrap men and door to door sales ? ) Tory smoke and mirrors, Thatcher did the same thing allowing the jobless to apply for disability to reduce the unacceptable levels of unemployment ( a price worth paying they said ), as to achievements what have they actually done to achieve? taken money from those in need, starved the NHS of funding, easy to achieve by strangling the purse strings, still borrowing more than Labour did, the fifth richest country in the world with people reliant on food banks, shame , shame , shame.
[quote][p][bold]Marjestic[/bold] wrote: Funny how when Labour puts out all the bad stuff and spins their take on how the cost of living is going up while wages are going down, some people believe it but when there is some good news as a result of the Government's initiatives there are always those eager to knock their achievements. Some people will be pleased that firms are taking people on while others will try and find any excuse not to work. What puzzles me also about all this talk of people not being able to afford food is that there seems to be a problem with obesity in the country and the two don't seem to equate. There are those who have grown too dependent on the State and will balk at any suggestion of self sufficiency and would probably be happy for the State to not only provide them with food but would also expect it to be cooked for them too. For some, it will always be someone else's fault.[/p][/quote]I agree with your comment on obesity, look on the Tory benches, all fine and well fed, zero hours, part time, self employed ( have you noticed the return of the scrap men and door to door sales ? ) Tory smoke and mirrors, Thatcher did the same thing allowing the jobless to apply for disability to reduce the unacceptable levels of unemployment ( a price worth paying they said ), as to achievements what have they actually done to achieve? taken money from those in need, starved the NHS of funding, easy to achieve by strangling the purse strings, still borrowing more than Labour did, the fifth richest country in the world with people reliant on food banks, shame , shame , shame. uncatom
  • Score: -2

9:42am Wed 23 Apr 14

Roadkill says...

Not entirely sure what "point" Marjestic is attempting to make. Whoever is in power (and let's not forget, no-one voted in this shower of chancers) they get knocked and applauded in equal measure. The comment about obesity has already been dealt with brilliantly by uncatom (although the comment shouldn't have been made in the first place and makes me wonder if Marje is a Tory MP in-waiting with such an insensitive attitude). Play it right, Marje, and you'll have your picture in the Globe every week just like one-time TV presenter and current MP Esther McVey - I wonder what job she's going to try next? Trapeze artist? Lolipop lady?
Not entirely sure what "point" Marjestic is attempting to make. Whoever is in power (and let's not forget, no-one voted in this shower of chancers) they get knocked and applauded in equal measure. The comment about obesity has already been dealt with brilliantly by uncatom (although the comment shouldn't have been made in the first place and makes me wonder if Marje is a Tory MP in-waiting with such an insensitive attitude). Play it right, Marje, and you'll have your picture in the Globe every week just like one-time TV presenter and current MP Esther McVey - I wonder what job she's going to try next? Trapeze artist? Lolipop lady? Roadkill
  • Score: -1

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