Young and women see large jobless rises

The number of people who are unemployed has risen to 2.51 million, the highest rise in two years, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The number of people who are unemployed has risen to 2.51 million, the highest rise in two years, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Young people and women account for much of the increase in the three months to August.
Unemployment among women has seen the biggest rise since 1988.
The number of unemployed people has increased by 80,000 – the largest increase since the three months to August 2009.
Unemployment among young people in the 18 to 24 age group rose by 77,000 to reach 769,000.  Female unemployment rose by 41,000 to 1.06 million, in line with the rapid fall in employment in the public sector.
Carmen Watson, managing director of Pertemps Recruitment Partnership, said, “The public sector has shed a large amount of workers and although the private sector has employed more people, it has been unable to pick up the pieces at a fast enough rate. Women have been disproportionately affected by this and we’re worried that cuts to childcare and benefits will make the situation more difficult in the coming months.” 





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