Ipswich Unemployed Action.

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Suffolk unemployment benefit claimants DOUBLE

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Ipswich Unemployed Action can reveal that the number of claimants in Suffolk has doubled in one year, where in Essex it has increased more than double. An average of 4,000 new claims per month in the last few months has been reported in the region.

The devastating affect of the recession has led to 13,634 people in Suffolk claiming the allowance, up from 7365 last year.

In Essex, the number of people claiming the benefit has more than doubled to 28,924, an increase from 12,897 last year.

The figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, reveal that in the East of England there are 187,000 people unemployed – an increase of 12,000 in the past three months.

Evening Star

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Written by Universal Jobmatch

July 16, 2009 at 11:41 am

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