View Full Version : Just keeps on falling.....or does it?

15th June 2005, 15:23
The number of people out of work in the UK is continuing to fall, according to official figures.
The government's preferred ILO measurement of unemployment fell by 15,000 to 1.4 million between February and April.

However, job losses at MG Rover helped push the number of people out of work and claiming benefits up by 13,200.

Claimant count unemployment reached 855,300 in May, the fourth month in a row to have seen an increase.

This is the longest run of monthly rises since the end of 1992, when Britain was mired in an economic slump.

Britain's jobless rate now stands at 4.7%, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

So there we have it, more meaningless statistics for Bliar to spout. Unemployment falls every month but the number of those claiming benefits goes up every month....

15th June 2005, 16:32
Don't forget the 2.7 million people of working age on incapacity benefits – 140,000 more than when Labour came to power.