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Unemployment increases to 2.44m

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Dan:_4
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edited 12 August 2009 at 9:42AM in Debate House Prices & the Economy
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8196549.stm


The number of people out of work in the UK has risen again, the latest official figures show. The jobless rate increased by 220,000 to 2.44 million in the three months to June - the highest level since 1995.
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  • Harry_Powell
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    The quarterly report will make interesting reading. The BoE increased QE for a reason and hopefully the reason will be revealed in their report. I think we have a long way to go before we're out of the woods.

    I wonder what impact these new unemployment figures will have on the FTSE?
    "I can hear you whisperin', children, so I know you're down there. I can feel myself gettin' awful mad. I'm out of patience, children. I'm coming to find you now." - Harry Powell, Night of the Hunter, 1955.
  • Graham_Devon
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    Seems like the predictions of 3m before crimbo could come true.

    Only needs an average of roughly 100k per month.

    Scary times. This is one figure I don't like seeing, especially as we all go round trying to convince ourselves things can only get better.
  • lemonjelly
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    Seems like the predictions of 3m before crimbo could come true.

    Only needs an average of roughly 100k per month, of which it's double and more per month at the moment.

    Scary times. This is one figure I don't like seeing, especially as we all go round trying to convince ourselves things can only get better.

    3 Million by christmas will happen easily IMO. These figures are masked slightly. On 4 September child benefit will cease for hundreds of thousands of kids in households up & down the country. September will see a substantial increase in the unemployment figures.
    It's getting harder & harder to keep the government in the manner to which they have become accustomed.
  • Dan:_4
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    Seems like the predictions of 3m before crimbo could come true.

    Only needs an average of roughly 100k per month.

    Scary times. This is one figure I don't like seeing, especially as we all go round trying to convince ourselves things can only get better.

    It probarly is over 3m in you take into account all those self-employed builders etc who cannot get work.
  • ruggedtoast
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    Dan: wrote: »
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8196549.stm


    The number of people out of work in the UK has risen again, the latest official figures show. The jobless rate increased by 220,000 to 2.44 million in the three months to June - the highest level since 1995.

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  • Graham_Devon
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    Dan: wrote: »
    It probarly is over 3m in you take into account all those self-employed builders etc who cannot get work.

    Very true and something I have said before.

    But they don't count for the figures, of which it looks like predictions will be right.

    Unemploymen figures are an absolute minefield of innacuracies purely for political purposes.

    I'd like to know how many people, or the percentage of people working between the ages of 16-65....I think that would give us a much better indication of the REAL unemployment figures. You then have the disabled....and again, I would like to then know those who cannot possibly work, and those who have been told they cannot work under the general rules we have at the moment....instead of saying what they can do. They may not be able to lift boxes. But I'm sure they can type letters for instance....
  • Dan:_4
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    Yes! Get in.

    What do you mean by that statement?

    I really hope your not happy with these figures.
  • ruggedtoast
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    Dan: wrote: »
    What do you mean by that statement?

    I really hope your not happy with these figures.

    Of course I am Dan.

    I have a job you see Dan. So I'm ok - which is what matters to me. Why should I care about other peoples poor life choices?

    What I am hoping is that as many other people as possible will be priced out of their jobs, leaving me commensurately better off than them. Before long there might be so few other people with jobs that they will have to come to me for jobs, leaving me free to use their ill fortune for my own gain.

    Its called capitalism apparently, and I have learnt it from reading this forum. Capitalism doesnt just apply to houses does it?
  • luvpump
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    Dan: wrote: »
    It probarly is over 3m in you take into account all those self-employed builders etc who cannot get work.

    3 Million is the best we can hope for, some have been predicting much more..

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/recession/5039033/Unemployment-could-double-to-4m-predicts-David-Blanchflower.html

    It will peak at probably the highest since the depression :eek:
  • Dan:_4
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    Of course I am Dan.

    I have a job you see Dan. So I'm ok - which is what matters to me. Why should I care about other peoples poor life choices?

    What I am hoping is that as many other people as possible will be priced out of their jobs, leaving me commensurately better off than them. Before long there might be so few other people with jobs that they will have to come to me for jobs, leaving me free to use their ill fortune for my own gain.

    Its called capitalism apparently, and I have learnt it from reading this forum. Capitalism doesnt just apply to houses does it?

    Thats okay then, I though for a second that you were thinking it could lead to a another house price crash.

    :beer:
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