Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Unemployment figures in the North West have fallen by 17,000 to 260,000.

One of my real concerns is that although the private sector will create jobs they will be so concentrated in the SE that regional economies like our own will be left without jobs. The latest figures just released ( in the North West have fallen by 17,000 to 260,000) are encouraging-but the jury is still out.


  1. When compared to number of people loosing jobs, this slight decrease in unemployment rate shows that minimal jobs are being generated.

  2. I guess the issue is that since the election folk have been predicting double dip recession and unemployment on 1930's scale. That has not happened. There are clearly issues that cause real concern-youth unemployment and regional variations-but those issues pre-dated the election. There is definitely no room for complacency and more needs to be done. I shall be posting on that later


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