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Unemployment in York and North Yorkshire Stays Flat


10:57am 19th February 2014
(Updated 11:09am 19th February 2014)

Unemployment in York and North Yorkshire has stayed broadly the same according to new monthly figures.

56 more people signed on in the city while just over 300 did in the county but in percentage terms there was no change.

In North Yorkshire, 6,804 people are claiming Jobseekers' Allowance, up from 6,500 in December but both figures give an unemployment rate of 1.8%.

Meanwhile in York, 2,183 are on the dole, up from 2,157 in December giving an unemployment rate of 1.6% for both months.

Across Yorkshire there was a 12,700 fall in unemployment year on year, Employment Minister Esther McVey said:

“With Yorkshire & the Humber seeing the number of young people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance falling 12,700 on the year - the third largest fall of all regions in Great Britain - it’s clear that the Government’s long-term plan to build a stronger, more secure economy is helping businesses create jobs and get people into work.
“Nationally, employment continues to increase and youth unemployment continues to fall, which means more people have the security of a regular wage and can plan for their future."

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