TOUGH GO­ING

Kapi-Mana News - - FRONT PAGE -

The num­ber of Porirua res­i­dents on any ben­e­fit was 5234 in June 2006; that rose to 5705 in June last year but dropped to 5637 a month ago.

Un­em­ploy­ment ben­e­fit num­bers have dropped from 1316 in July 2010 to 1174 now. How­ever, the num­bers of peo­ple on sick­ness, in­valid’s and do­mes­tic pur­poses ben­e­fits have all risen in the past 12 months.

Last month, 55 peo­ple can­celled their un­em­ploy­ment ben­e­fit and moved into full­time work, while a fur­ther 83 moved into train­ing to help them get a job.

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