Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Thursday, 02 July 2015

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Unemployment in Cumbria down by 27 per cent

UNEMPLOYMENT in Cumbria fell again last month and has plunged by 27 per cent in the last year.

Official figures show that 5,710 people were claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in June – 1.8 per cent of the workforce – down from 6,053 in May and from 7,918 in June 2013.

Carlisle’s jobless total fell by 111 to 1,312, giving the city an unemployment rate of 1.9 per cent.

Allerdale’s fell by 90 to 1,324 (2.2 per cent), Copeland’s by 15 to 1,070 (2.4 per cent), Eden’s by eight to 264 (0.8 per cent), Barrow’s by 63 to 1,317 (3.1 per cent) and South Lakeland’s by 56 to 423 (0.7 per cent).

Nationally, the seasonally-adjusted claimant count fell by 36,000 to 1.04m.

The quarterly rolling total, which includes those not eligible for Jobseeker’s Allowance, fell by 121,000 to 2.12m.

The Office for National Statistics also reported that average earnings have hardly risen at all.

Pay rises averaged 0.3 per cent in the year to May, well below the inflation rate of 1.9 per cent.

Have your say

BBC Look North when giving out employment figures, always give out the percentage for the North East but only the number for Cumbria. Why do you think this is?

Posted by Peter Murray on 16 July 2014 at 16:32

Make your comment

Your name

Your Email

Your Town/City

Your comment


North West Evening Mail What's on search

Powered by

Hot Jobs

Loading latest hot jobs...
Powered by Zoopla.co.uk

Featured companies

Searching for featured companies...
Search for:


Is it time to rethink who sits in the House of Lords?



Show Result

Resource Cumbria

The Forum

F. Dickinson footwear

Homes and gardens 22

To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code

North West Evening Mail

Evening Mail Going Out