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News - 17 June 2017

City’s unemployment figures plummet

THE number of people out of work in Brighton and Hove has been reduced by over 50% since 2012.

According to Job Centre Plus [JCP]
 
figures, there are now just over 3,000 unemployed people in the city of which 565 are aged 18 to 24.

The youth unemployment rate is below the South East average for the first time and is now half the national rate.

Steve Benwell, relationship manager for the Department for Work and Pensions based at Hove JCP,
said there are a number of key projects which are reducing the number of jobless.

 
“We are building partnerships with training partners and employers to create effective training route ways. These prepare local unemployed people with the core skills and qualifications they need to get back into work. For example we are able to offer free graphic design, web design, barista, business administration, construction and hospitality training locally”.


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