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Old 14th May 2019, 10:44   #1
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Default Bit of good news re employment

Unemployment has dropped to 3.8% - lowest its been since 1974 it seems.
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Old 14th May 2019, 11:43   #2
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Quite, Clive. Remarkable really, considering how so many leaders of industry seem to lack faith in our ability to forge our own futures. Not to mention highly experienced financial gurus and elevated bank managers.

On just about every scale our sheer resilience, taken together with UKs inestimable reputation for excellence, seems to triumph. Given enough doses of reality and persistent obstinacy we are on course for a massive revival of our fortunes not seen since 1973/4. Rule Britannia!
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Quite, Clive. Remarkable really, considering how so many leaders of industry seem to lack faith in our ability to forge our own futures. Not to mention highly experienced financial gurus and elevated bank managers.

On just about every scale our sheer resilience, taken together with UKs inestimable reputation for excellence, seems to triumph. Given enough doses of reality and persistent obstinacy we are on course for a massive revival of our fortunes not seen since 1973/4. Rule Britannia!
My Goodness you have cheered me up!!

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I don't want to be gloom and doom, but are the figures calculated using the same methods each time. I recall many years ago, ytp participants and other temporary employment govt funded scheme participants were not counted, which seemingly dropped the figures overnight.

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I don't want to be gloom and doom, but are the figures calculated using the same methods each time. I recall many years ago, ytp participants and other temporary employment govt funded scheme participants were not counted, which seemingly dropped the figures overnight.

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Exactly, schemes and non qualifying persons for jobseekers get removed from the figures.
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Indeed. I would be somewhat sceptical about such claims over such a long time. The methods used must have changed over time.
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Try this: ://fullfact.org/economy/unemployment-lowest-1975/


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Yes, well pleased to hear the figures.
Glad we are still members of the EU.
So we can use the current figures as a baseline to compare against when (or if) we leave the EU.
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Yes, well pleased to hear the figures.
Glad we are still members of the EU.
So we can use the current figures as a baseline to compare against when (or if) we leave the EU.
Thats quite enough of that Stevie!! - I had no intention of this thread going down the B road.

It was simply to show that as a Country our economy IS improving. Despite our monumentally inept politicians. Certainly not because of them.
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Thats quite enough of that Stevie!! - I had no intention of this thread going down the B road.

It was simply to show that as a Country our economy IS improving. Despite our monumentally inept politicians. Certainly not because of them.

Dont use your bully tactics on me!
I am not going down the B road.
Just stating facts.
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