Positive News for Norfolk Economy
Low unemployment continues to bring positive news for Norfolk economy
The number of unemployed people in Norwich has fallen by more than 1000 over the last year according to the latest statistics. The most up to date figures to May show only 1910 people receiving Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) compared to 2916 people in May 2014.
“These statistics reflect the feeling on the ground locally and the high levels of activity we have seen from our clients looking to fill temporary and permanent accountancy jobs in Norwich over the last year,” said Sam Holt of Norwich-based accountancy recruitment specialists, Big Sky Additions. “There is a strong demand for part and fully qualified accountancy staff across Norfolk at this time, giving great prospects for high quality candidates keen to work in the area.”
The TUC responded to the latest statistics by suggesting that a million people were “underemployed” and needed more hours, but the Government countered this in a statement from the Department of Work and Pensions: “The majority of the rise in employment has been in full-time positions, while more than four out of five people work part-time because they choose to do so.”
In the latest Unemployment Briefing from Gt Yarmouth Borough Council there was further positive news, with the claimant count standing at 2.8% in May, the lowest ever recorded rate for the seaside town. “Despite concerns about low oil prices affecting Gt Yarmouth’s key energy sector employers, its great to see such positive statistics for the area,” added Sam.
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