Four chasing every UK job

Four people are chasing every job in England, Scotland and Wales, and in some areas more than 10 jobseekers are chasing each vacancy, according to a new survey.

Four people are chasing every job in England, Scotland and Wales, and in some areas more than 10 jobseekers are chasing each vacancy, according to a new survey.

London is one of the worst hit regions: in Hackney there were more than 20 claimants for every vacant job.

In 113 local authorities there were five or more jobseekers for each vacancy, and in 26 of these there were more than ten jobseekers chasing each vacancy, the survey by Unison found.

Key findings:

In 26 local authorities, more than ten or more Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) claimants are chasing every vacant job.

In another 87 local authority areas there are between five and ten unemployed people chasing every job vacancy.

In a further 108 local authority areas there are 3 or more but less than five JSA claimants for every unfilled vacancy.

In 10 of London’s 32 Borough’s there are more than 10 people chasing every vacancy.

In every local authority in the North East there are more than five people chasing every job vacancy.

The hardest hit area is the Isle of Wight where for every vacancy there are 23.7 people on Job Seekers Allowance.

20 Responses to “Four chasing every UK job”

  1. LB

    You’ve assume that the unemployed are all chasing jobs.

  2. LB

    In 10 of London’s 32 Borough’s there are more than 10 people chasing every vacancy.

    ==========

    Ah yes, you can’t cross a borough border to get a job. There are apartheid pass laws in place to stop the unemployed of hackney getting a job in central london

  3. fbjhhtjghhyh

    What a good idea it is to let in all the unskilled workers from the EU then

    Sign this petition to restrict Bulgarian and Romanians from entering the UK:

    //epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/41492

    Nearly 92,000 signed!!

  4. Newsbot9

    Yes, of course there are far too few for you! You want millions more unemployed by destroying tens of millions in trade! Keep spamming your sabotage!

  5. Newsbot9

    At a time when so many are chasing jobs, wasting billions chasing people who are applying for one too few jobs a week and starving them into crime is a silly idea and a waste of taxpayer’s cash.

  6. Newsbot9

    Yes, keep talking up your ideas for the poor. Gotta have your segregation.

  7. LB

    So are you going to go ahead with you BNP plans and kick out foreigners?

  8. LB

    Nothing like a bit of racism is there. Your kick out foreigners plan might work

  9. LB

    And next on the list, The state pension is welfare, so we don’t have to pay it.

    This mornings snippet from Pravda/BBC

  10. David Moss

    This wildly underestimates the number of people pursuing every job- lots of people will be applying for jobs who aren’t on JSA. I’ve routinely applied for jobs (or unpaid volunteering opportunities) with 100+ applicants, many of whom will have been under- or only nominally employed, or otherwise not on benefits.

  11. Old Albion

    Yet LFF supports uncontrolled immigration to the (dis)UK……….astonishing.

  12. Newsbot9

    Yes, keep copy/pasting your propaganda. Complete nonsense, as discussed elsewhere – this is just a repeat of your anti-pension ranting.

  13. Newsbot9

    You support losing tens of billions to stop something which is economically neutral. Your hatred for this country is indeed astonishing.

  14. Newsbot9

    Your plan, again, You keep on trying to make others responsible for your plan. Of course you think murdering so many and getting sanctions against the UK would “work”.

  15. Newsbot9

    Keep trying to paint me as you. You’re the one looking for driving millions into the sea, not me.

  16. Old Albion

    Your ability to read my mind wrongly indicates you have mental issues. Have you spoken to a Psychiatrist recently……………you should.

  17. Newsbot9

    That’s right, since you have no rebuttal to my points you instantly show your Social Darwinism and lash out… how dare I read your posts?

    Alternatively, sure, give me the details and I’ll do your referral form for you.

  18. Old Albion

    Rebuttal to your points!!!! What points? you talk in phsyco-babble.
    Stop trolling. It’s a dirty habit.

  19. Newsbot9

    Ah yes, the equivalence attacks start up again. Thanks for admitting you don’t read my posts because they contain facts, troll!

  20. ZoriWeLoveTrainingCoursescouk

    23.7 people per vacancy – this is disturbing. They are really the most badly affected by this economic crisis and not the only ones.

Leave a Reply