The number of job vacancies in Dundee is now the third lowest in 6 years

Kevin Keenan

15 February 2012

Overall in Dundee, the total number of unemployed, males and females, stands at 5,549.

This represents an unemployment rate of 5.9 percent, above the Scottish average ( 4.13 and the UK average  ( 4.0)

One very worrying figure from these unemployment figures is the number of vacancies for jobs in Dundee.


It is just 317 which is the second lowest level of vacancies in the past six years.

Over 17 unemployed people in the city are now chasing every vacant job.

 I am in favour of  the council setting up a jobs task force/income generator post and hope, in light of these figures that an incoming Administration give this consideration. 

That would help us to look for local jobs for local people whereas the Scottish Government are awarding contracts for the Forth Road Bridge to companies in China.

This does nothing for the Scottish economy. and there is no job creation from it in Dundee."

 

Latest unemployment figures for Dundee

Unemployment in Dundee by area
 

 
January 2012
 

 
area Total claimants, male and female  (Job Seekers Allowance)

 
number rate
Ardler 188 8.5
Balgay 122 3.9
Balgillo 66 1.6
Balgowan 214 6.1
Barnhill 54 1.8
Baxter Park 203 6.2
Bowbridge 225 7.5
Brackens 177 4.8
Broughty Ferry 83 2.7
Camperdown 275 8.4
Claverhouse 161 5.1
Craigiebank 125 5.3
Douglas 300 9.0
East Port 294 8.9
Fairmuir 221 7.9
Hilltown 279 7.5
Law 253 7.0
Lochee East 175 6.5
Lochee West 284 10.7
Logie 170 5.5
Longhaugh 291 7.9
Ninewells 194 5.9
Pitkerro 332 9.5
Riverside 51 1.4
Stobswell 311 10.3
Strathmartine 111 3.6
Tay Bridges 185 3.4
West Ferry 32 1.1
Whitfield 173 7.3
Dundee total


5,549


 
Source : Office of National Statistics
 

 

 

 

Male unemployment in Dundee in the 13 worst affected areas
 
December 2011
 
area Male unemployment rate
Ardler 11.3
Bowbridge 10.2
Camperdown 12.9
Douglas 14.2
East Port 12.8
Fairmuir 12.6
Hilltown 11.0
Law 10.8
Lochee West 17.0
Longhaugh 12.2
Pitkerro 14.4
Stobswell 16.3
Whitfield 11.1
Source : Office of National Statistics
 

 

 

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