Urban Echo News 

“Recovery… What Recovery?”

Bradford – The recovery has not reached Bradford West. “Recovery, what recovery?” that was the reaction of Bradford West MP George Galloway when the February unemployment figures were published today. He continued: “The unemployment rate is a staggering 8%, almost double the national average, the sixth highest in the United Kingdom and last month it even went up. Thirty-four people have now left the register since then, but that doesn’t mean they are in jobs, because we know that hundreds of thousands are being removed from benefits under this ConDem…

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A helping hand for job hunters at Job City

Manchester – Local people looking to get their hands on a new job are invited to a free major public recruitment event at the Etihad Stadium.  Job City has been organised in partnership by Manchester City Council and Jobcentre Plus and will be held on Wednesday 18 March  2015, 10am-3.30pm. Businesses representing sectors ranging from construction to customer service to creative and digital will be in attendance and looking to recruit. As well as companies with jobs to fill there will be sector-specific workshops, sessions on writing a CV, basic…

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Unemployment in Bradford East lowest since 2008

Unemployment in Bradford East has fallen again in December 2014 to 3,433 which represents a 40% cut since the high in February 2013 and is at its lowest level for over six years since December 2008. Bradford East MP, David Ward, has welcomed the release of December’s official unemployment statistics for his constituency, which shows that those claiming job seekers allowance has fallen by 43 people since November 2014 and tumbled 1,481 people in a year to 3,433. December’s figures represent a rate of 7.0% of the economically active population…

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Falling unemployment figures mask the problem

  Today’s unemployment figures cannot be taken at face value, according to Bradford West MP George Galloway. While the national and local figures show a fall they remain unacceptably high in West Yorkshire and Bradford in particular. Bradford West had an unemployment rate of 8.1% in December, the sixth highest of the 650 constituencies in Britain, and almost double the national average. But these figures aren’t the true measure of unemployment. More than 2 million people have had their benefits taken away and according to a report submitted to a…

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