County’s un­em­ployed to­tal down to 3,360

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

THE num­ber of un­em­ployed peo­ple in Bucks fell by 114 to 3,360 in Au­gust.

Business group Bucks Business First said the num­ber of peo­ple claim­ing job­seek­ers al­lowance in Buck­ing­hamshire fell to 1.1 per cent of work­ing age peo­ple.

B u c k i n g h a ms h i r e ’s claimant count rate is the sev­enth low­est among the 27 county coun­cil ar­eas.

In the past year, B u c k i n g h a m s h i r e ’s claimant count has fallen by 36.4 per cent, com­pared to 30.8 per cent across the coun­try as a whole.

Head of re­search Ru­pert Wa­ters said: “The claimant count is now just five above the level recorded in Au­gust 2008, although the sim­i­lar­ity of the to­tal, masks marked changes in com­po­si­tion, with women and those look­ing for work in sales see­ing rises in claimants as the num­ber of men and those look­ing for work as man­agers, pro­fes­sion­als and as­so­ciate pro­fes­sion­als has fallen.”

The num­ber of claimants aged 18 to 24 in Buck­ing­hamshire fell to 715, with 160 hav­ing been claim­ing for more than six months.

Na­tion­ally, em­ploy­ment rose to a new high of 30.6 mil­lion, while at 73 per cent the work­ing age em­ploy­ment rate is the third high­est since records be­gan in 1971.

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