Unemployment rate in Dundee is more than 10 per cent
28 January 2013
Councillors Kevin Keenan and Lesley Brennan have commented on the latest official figures showing unemployment in Dundee is now above 10 per cent.
According to figures form the Office of National Statistics, unemployment in Dundee has risen to 7,100 or 10.1 per cent .
These figures refer to the period October 2011 to September 2012
The latest claimant count for the city for December 2012 show that 5,294 people were in receipt of Job Seekers' Allowance ( 5.6 per cent of the 16-64 age group)
Councillor Keenan, who is the Labour Group Leader on Dundee3 City Council, said,
" Dundee has been hit more fiercely by the recession than many other places in Scotland.
"That is why we urgently need investment in jobs to support families and the city’s future”
Councillor Lesley Brennan, an economist, said,
“If the investment in the local economy is made now , this will help drive the city forward, and enable it to be competitive in attracting further employment.”
|Number of unemployed (claimant count) in Dundee|
|( in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance )|
|Data from the Office of National Statistics|
|number||% rate||% male rate||% female rate|
|by area of Dundee|
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