Unemployment up by 700 in Dundee year-on-year

Councillor Kevin Keenan

23 October 2011

Councillor Kevin Keenan, Labour group leader on Dundee District Council , responded to the latest figures on unemployment in Dundee showing a rise of almost 700 in 12 months, saying :

"The rise in unemployment in the city over the past year has shown that neither the policies of Tory Chancellor George Osborne nor of the SNP Government in Scotland has worked for Dundee.

"In contrast, Labour has already called for a £2billion tax on bankers’ bonuses, some of the money from which would go towards constructing up to 2,500 more affordable homes in Scotland and which would also find jobs for young people.

"We also want the acceleration of programmes of long-term investment involving schools, roads and transport - to get more people back to work, and bringing to a halt the SNP government's cuts to colleges in Scotland such as our own Dundee College.

"We want the rise in VAT imposed in January reversed for a temporary period to help boost high street business, families and pensioners.

"A full one year cut in VAT to 5% on home improvements, repairs and maintenance would definitely help homeowners and small businesses, and a 12 month national insurance tax break for every small firm which takes on extra workers – helping small businesses to grow and create jobs."

 

Number of unemployed in Dundee ( as measured by those in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance)    Download this data >>>

September 2011 compared with September 2010

area of Dundee Sept 2011
 
Sept 2010
 

 
number % rate number % rate
Ardler 180 8.1 147 6.6
Balgay 113 3.6 94 3
Balgillo 80 1.9 77 1.8
Balgowan 232 6.6 170 4.9
Barnhill 66 2.2 50 1.6
Baxter Park 210 6.4 185 5.7
Bowbridge 210 7 196 6.5
Brackens 177 4.9 155 4.3
Broughty Ferry 91 2.9 71 2.3
Camperdown 260 7.9 256 7.9
Claverhouse 149 4.7 140 4.4
Craigiebank 121 5.1 93 3.9
Douglas 293 8.8 254 7.6
East Port 283 8.5 250 7.5
Fairmuir 199 7.1 166 5.9
Hilltown 284 7.6 230 6.2
Law 266 7.4 245 6.8
Lochee East 182 6.7 167 6.2
Lochee West 264 10 222 8.4
Logie 165 5.3 158 5.1
Longhaugh 314 8.5 288 7.8
Ninewells 189 5.7 161 4.9
Pitkerro 319 9.1 283 8.1
Riverside 52 1.4 58 1.6
Stobswell 296 9.8 240 7.9
Strathmartine 101 3.3 109 3.5
Tay Bridges 208 3.9 169 3.1
West Ferry 40 1.4 33 1.1
Whitfield 172 7.2 160 6.7

 

 

 

 

 
Total for Dundee 5468 5.8 4778 5
Male rate
 
8.5
 
7.7
Female rate
 
3.2
 
2.6

 

Source of data : Office of National Statistics

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