Unemployment across the UK

Unemployment across the UK

I was very aware that as I now found myself unemployed, I would be adding to the statistics of unemployment in the UK. I’ve always worked and have never been out a job for long so I was determined to find something as quick as possible. Not only do I have the obvious bills to pay but I do tend to get a little bored just sitting around at home. I’ve never been much for hobbies and I don’t really read so I’d just find myself watching TV all day. I like the challenge of a new job and learning new skills is always handy. I tried to do it as much as possible in my old job, working for a Telecommunications company, but I found it was now time for a fresh challenge.

 

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Encouraging figure

Anyway, I thought I’d take some time to look at the unemployment figures in the UK. Apparently the unemployment rate has fell to a seven-year low of 5.4% in the 3rd quarter of this year. A figure not seen since the 2nd quarter of 2008. The number of people out of work was 1.77 million between June and August of this year. The current employment rate is 73.6% which is the highest since records first began back in 1971. Around 22.7 million people are currently full-time employed. These figures really are encouraging so it looks like the country is on the right path and the current government must be doing something positive when it comes to encouraging and supporting employment.