Rise in unemployment rate slows.THE RATE at which unemployment is rising has slowed markedly.
Official figures published yesterday show that the number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance jobseeker's allowance
(in Britain) a social-security payment for unemployed people rose 24,000 last month to reach a total of 1.71m. While the claimant CLAIMANT. In the courts of admiralty, when the suit is in rem, the cause is entitled in the Dame of the libellant against the thing libelled, as A B v. Ten cases of calico and it preserves that title through the whole progress of the suit. count is at its highest level since May 1997, last month's 0.1% increase is less than half the average monthly rate of increase seen over the past 12 months.
However the wider measure of unemployment, the government's preferred labour market figure, rose to 2.47m, following a 210,000 rise during the three months to July.
The claimant count for Merseyside rose by 514, or 0.1%, to reach 53,281 people. The monthly rise is one-third of the average monthly increase seen in the last year. The number of claimants in Liverpool is now 21,844, or 7.7% of the working age population. Wirral has 10,620 claimants (5.8%), Sefton 8,719 (5.4%), Knowsley 6,380 (6.8%) and St Helens St Helens may refer to: