Jobless numbers on rise in Hampshire

Employment minister and Fareham MP Mark Hoban

Employment minister and Fareham MP Mark Hoban

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MINISTERS have hailed the latest fall in unemployment – although Hamp-shire’s dole queues increased again.

The number of people looking for work last month reached 19,713 in December – up from 19,581 the previous month, new figures show.

However, this was around 800 below December 2011’s total.

Hampshire was one of the few areas to register an increase in the claimant count.

Ministers welcomed the figures, which showed a record number of people in work across the country and a drop in total unemployment.

Across the wider south east region, unemployment increased by 10,000 in the three months to November.

Fareham MP Mark Hoban, the employment minister, said: “It’s good to see long-term unemployment falling and the number of young people claiming jobseeker’s allowance dropping again, while the increase in vacancies shows there are jobs out there.

“But we are not complacent, and will continue making sure we give jobseekers the support they need to achieve their goal of returning to work.”

Unions said progress was “painfully slow” for the nearly 2.5 million people looking for a job.

Southampton’s jobs market is still reeling from the closure of the Ford plant in October, as well as job losses at the council.

Leaders of Southampton and Portsmouth Councils have submitted a bid for a ‘city deal’ for the Solent area, which would devolve power over jobs and public spending into local hands.

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9:25pm Wed 23 Jan 13

southy says...

Thats is diffent to want is coming out of the Job centers, so who is hiding the real figures. Long term unemployment as increased or short term as drop nation wide.
Thats is diffent to want is coming out of the Job centers, so who is hiding the real figures. Long term unemployment as increased or short term as drop nation wide. southy
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9:44pm Wed 23 Jan 13

J.P.M says...

Seemingly, pie shops are doing well in Hampshire
Seemingly, pie shops are doing well in Hampshire J.P.M
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10:44pm Wed 23 Jan 13

freefinker says...

southy wrote:
Thats is diffent to want is coming out of the Job centers, so who is hiding the real figures. Long term unemployment as increased or short term as drop nation wide.
.. nobody 'is hiding the real figures'.

It's just you don't like them so you make up false statistics.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Thats is diffent to want is coming out of the Job centers, so who is hiding the real figures. Long term unemployment as increased or short term as drop nation wide.[/p][/quote].. nobody 'is hiding the real figures'. It's just you don't like them so you make up false statistics. freefinker
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10:58pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

Only reason the figures are falling is due to people being put into part time jobs.
Only reason the figures are falling is due to people being put into part time jobs. Ginger_cyclist
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11:36pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Beer Monster says...

The rise is nothing to do with me for once - I'm still employed up here in Scotland. Good luck to those who are looking for work, it's a brutal market out there.
The rise is nothing to do with me for once - I'm still employed up here in Scotland. Good luck to those who are looking for work, it's a brutal market out there. Beer Monster
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7:03am Thu 24 Jan 13

Rjhsoton says...

the figure does not include all those who are on forced to do training schemes or voluntary work they are still claiming but are not counted in these figures
the figure does not include all those who are on forced to do training schemes or voluntary work they are still claiming but are not counted in these figures Rjhsoton
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7:34am Thu 24 Jan 13

hulla baloo says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Only reason the figures are falling is due to people being put into part time jobs.
And increased population/people moving into the area.
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: Only reason the figures are falling is due to people being put into part time jobs.[/p][/quote]And increased population/people moving into the area. hulla baloo
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9:37am Thu 24 Jan 13

lisa whitemore says...

Beer Monster wrote:
The rise is nothing to do with me for once - I'm still employed up here in Scotland. Good luck to those who are looking for work, it's a brutal market out there.
Especially in southampton Beer Monster, we are Doomed!
[quote][p][bold]Beer Monster[/bold] wrote: The rise is nothing to do with me for once - I'm still employed up here in Scotland. Good luck to those who are looking for work, it's a brutal market out there.[/p][/quote]Especially in southampton Beer Monster, we are Doomed! lisa whitemore
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10:58am Thu 24 Jan 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

hulla baloo wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
Only reason the figures are falling is due to people being put into part time jobs.
And increased population/people moving into the area.
That's the reason figures are rising here.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: Only reason the figures are falling is due to people being put into part time jobs.[/p][/quote]And increased population/people moving into the area.[/p][/quote]That's the reason figures are rising here. Ginger_cyclist
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11:00am Thu 24 Jan 13

southy says...

freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
Thats is diffent to want is coming out of the Job centers, so who is hiding the real figures. Long term unemployment as increased or short term as drop nation wide.
.. nobody 'is hiding the real figures'.

It's just you don't like them so you make up false statistics.
They are hiding them free, never give you the total as a whole number, only give part of the whole number, thats the way its been for 20 plus years.
The statisics are not false you only think they are, but then you would not know any better as you are not involved in any thing political now are you, so you will not get the close contact to the right people who work at theses places who will know the right figures
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Thats is diffent to want is coming out of the Job centers, so who is hiding the real figures. Long term unemployment as increased or short term as drop nation wide.[/p][/quote].. nobody 'is hiding the real figures'. It's just you don't like them so you make up false statistics.[/p][/quote]They are hiding them free, never give you the total as a whole number, only give part of the whole number, thats the way its been for 20 plus years. The statisics are not false you only think they are, but then you would not know any better as you are not involved in any thing political now are you, so you will not get the close contact to the right people who work at theses places who will know the right figures southy
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1:18pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Shoong says...

'The statisics are not false you only think they are, but then you would not know any better as you are not involved in any thing political now are you, so you will not get the close contact to the right people who work at theses places who will know the right figures'.

First of all, you've proven before that you are prone to making things up and stating 'facts' that suit your agenda. It's also an incredibly arrogant to assume that just because someone is not involved in what you jokingly believe is 'being involved in the political process' someone cannot make an informed decision.

So you are essentially saying that unless you are in the political process you know nothing.

A big part of politics is getting people on your side. But when you go around calling everyone stupid, well, it's no wonder you are not getting anywhere.

I think it would be you who needs a crash course in politics. Your politics seems to be all about exclusion and alienating yourself apparently.
'The statisics are not false you only think they are, but then you would not know any better as you are not involved in any thing political now are you, so you will not get the close contact to the right people who work at theses places who will know the right figures'. First of all, you've proven before that you are prone to making things up and stating 'facts' that suit your agenda. It's also an incredibly arrogant to assume that just because someone is not involved in what you jokingly believe is 'being involved in the political process' someone cannot make an informed decision. So you are essentially saying that unless you are in the political process you know nothing. A big part of politics is getting people on your side. But when you go around calling everyone stupid, well, it's no wonder you are not getting anywhere. I think it would be you who needs a crash course in politics. Your politics seems to be all about exclusion and alienating yourself apparently. Shoong
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2:21pm Thu 24 Jan 13

freefinker says...

southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
Thats is diffent to want is coming out of the Job centers, so who is hiding the real figures. Long term unemployment as increased or short term as drop nation wide.
.. nobody 'is hiding the real figures'.

It's just you don't like them so you make up false statistics.
They are hiding them free, never give you the total as a whole number, only give part of the whole number, thats the way its been for 20 plus years.
The statisics are not false you only think they are, but then you would not know any better as you are not involved in any thing political now are you, so you will not get the close contact to the right people who work at theses places who will know the right figures
.. oh southy, you are a fool.

The official statistics are just that. Nothing is being hidden. There are not 9 million plus unemployed as you were maintaining last year but only about 2.5 million.

Due to your inability to digest official statistics and understand what they actually mean, you will continue to make an utter fool of yourself by spouting the rubbish you do above. Your so called 'right people' I would suggest, are deluded Trotskyists like yourself who find it necessary to invent statistics so as to confirm their already pre-conceived ideas of the economy.

So, true to form, your offerings on this subject are not too dissimilar to the Soviet 5 Year Plans. Officially, targets always achieved in 4 years or under; despite the reality that almost all of them were complete failures.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Thats is diffent to want is coming out of the Job centers, so who is hiding the real figures. Long term unemployment as increased or short term as drop nation wide.[/p][/quote].. nobody 'is hiding the real figures'. It's just you don't like them so you make up false statistics.[/p][/quote]They are hiding them free, never give you the total as a whole number, only give part of the whole number, thats the way its been for 20 plus years. The statisics are not false you only think they are, but then you would not know any better as you are not involved in any thing political now are you, so you will not get the close contact to the right people who work at theses places who will know the right figures[/p][/quote].. oh southy, you are a fool. The official statistics are just that. Nothing is being hidden. There are not 9 million plus unemployed as you were maintaining last year but only about 2.5 million. Due to your inability to digest official statistics and understand what they actually mean, you will continue to make an utter fool of yourself by spouting the rubbish you do above. Your so called 'right people' I would suggest, are deluded Trotskyists like yourself who find it necessary to invent statistics so as to confirm their already pre-conceived ideas of the economy. So, true to form, your offerings on this subject are not too dissimilar to the Soviet 5 Year Plans. Officially, targets always achieved in 4 years or under; despite the reality that almost all of them were complete failures. freefinker
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