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Long-Term Unemployment Rises – TUC.

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No Christmas cheer for the long-term unemployed, says TUC

Almost a quarter of a million people have now been on the dole for more than a year in the UK – more than twice as many as at the start of the last recession – and lots of them will be spending their second or even third successive Christmas out of work, says the TUC today (Wednesday).

The TUC analysis of official unemployment statistics reveals that more than a third of the 232 local authority areas across the UK (88 council areas) now have more than a thousand residents who have been claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) for at least 12 months, compared to just 26 council areas in December 2007.

At the beginning of the last recession, at the close of 2007, 117,845 individuals had been claiming JSA for more than 12 months. Now, almost three years on in November 2010, there are 243,330 who have been struggling to find work for more than a year.

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Written by Andrew Coates

December 23, 2010 at 10:30 am

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  1. This is likely to get even worse!

    Work Programme

    December 28, 2010 at 12:49 am

  2. And here we have the results of the MWRA scam, you know where they take you off the dole for those 4 weeks? here are the results of those “unexpectedly” my arse!



    January 19, 2011 at 6:02 pm

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