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Number of Guernsey people looking for work tops 500

Post by Dell on Wed 07 Dec 2011, 5:54 pm

The number of people looking for work in Guernsey has risen above 500 for the first time in 18 months.

There were 502 islanders available for employment on 26 November, representing 1.54% of the working population.

This was a rise of 48 (10.6%) compared to 12 months earlier and 41 (8.9%) in comparison to the previous month.

However, the Social Security Department's preferred figure - representing those who have not worked during the week, was 333.

In addition, there were 147 who had worked but were in receipt of supplementary or unemployment benefit, with another 22 on training schemes.

The new method of calculation was introduced in August and complies with the International Labour Organisation standard.

The figure of 333 represented a yearly increase of 40 (13.7%) and a monthly rise of 34 (11.4%).

Under the previous measure, the last time the total topped 500 was in April 2010, when there were 510 looking for work.

From BBC news.




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Post by kingcolemk on Wed 07 Dec 2011, 7:20 pm

I doubt if 'looking for work' is quite the right term. 'Available for work' is probably more accurate.



That's certainly the case over here on the mainland.

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Post by karma on Wed 07 Dec 2011, 8:45 pm

If you read the second line of Dell's post it says just that!!!
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Post by Thistle on Thu 08 Dec 2011, 12:03 am

how many of these unemployed are actually guest workers x
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Post by Dell on Thu 08 Dec 2011, 7:25 am

Thistle wrote:how many of these unemployed are actually guest workers x

Now that is a good question Thistle, I doubt that those stats will be released!!




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Post by Spirit on Mon 12 Dec 2011, 5:28 pm

Thistle wrote:how many of these unemployed are actually guest workers x
If they are guest workers, they must not be unemployed.

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Post by bug1 on Mon 12 Dec 2011, 6:02 pm

Who polices that then????????????????
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Post by Spirit on Mon 12 Dec 2011, 6:15 pm

The pedants


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Post by Dell on Tue 13 Dec 2011, 7:27 am

Who ensures the 'guest workers' actually leave after their work contract is finished?




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Post by Spirit on Tue 13 Dec 2011, 7:57 am

Dell wrote:Who ensures the 'guest workers' actually leave after their work contract is finished?




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Just down to the honesty of the landlord and the employer.


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