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Unemployment Up In Yorkshire

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12:32pm 15th August 2012
(Updated 12:49pm 15th August 2012)

Unemployment has risen in Yorkshire.

Despite the jobless total going down nationally (down by 46 thousand between April and June to 2.56 million) we've bucked the trend and gone up by 25 thousand.

That means 266,000 people are out of work in our region (a 10.3% rise in the last three months.)

Gary Reilly's the regional manager of total-jobs-dot-com in Yorkshire.

He says:

"The jobs market in Yorkshire is struggling to grow at the rate needed to provide adequate work for jobseekers in the region.

"The labour market rally of late has come to an end and it has done so because there has been no improvement in the underlying strength of the economy, which is, frankly, depressed.

"Being without work for so long can cause permanent damage to an individual's ability to achieve a job in the future, forcing many into part-time work and underemployment to make ends meet.

"I'm disappointed to hear that Hull Council plans to cut a further 240 jobs at its offices in the city, bringing a devastating blow to local public sector workers.

"With more people due to be out of work soon, it's imperative that people in Yorkshire continue to replenish their skills set and gain industry experience to stay afloat."

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