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County's jobless total falls by 171

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: December 13, 2012

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THE number of people seeking work in Gloucestershire fell last month by 171 to 10,016, according to latest figures released yesterday.

The welcome fall in the jobless total followed a rise in October but the general trend is downwards.

Unemployment fell in all six districts in the county except the Cotswolds where there was a slight rise.

The jobless figures announced yesterday by the Office for National Statistics were: Cheltenham: 2,335, down 78; Cotswolds: 705, up two; Forest of Dean: 1,287; down 20; Gloucester: 3,120, down 13; Stroud: 1,510, down 26 and Tewkesbury: 1,059, down 36.

Countywide, 6,610 men are out of work and 3,406 women.

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  • valhalla2010  |  December 13 2012, 12:40PM

    Accept that all governments tinker with the figures! (Trying to be apolitical here) The last government did exactly the same by creating thousands of non- jobs at the public expense.

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  • Shireresident  |  December 13 2012, 12:22PM

    Glad I'm not the only one who is sceptical about these figures. One only has to look at the miniscule jobs section in this paper to realise that we're hardly in the middle of a boom. I suspect that a lot of job seekers are having to accept part time work as a compromise hence the supposed improvement in the statistics.

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  • Ysedra  |  December 13 2012, 11:29AM

    TiG appear to have listened to the voice of the people on the sleazy 'dating' ads, and they are no more. At the least the line is not a dot to them yet...

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  • TIMONLINE2010  |  December 13 2012, 10:55AM

    Exactly where are these jobs and what sort of jobs?

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  • Lecorche  |  December 13 2012, 10:28AM

    Can TiG define the term 'Jobs'? Are they full time jobs or are pseudo jobs of only a few hours a week(created to jiggle the books0 included? How about it TiG? Have you totalled the hours and then divided by 40 (or even 35) to come up with a more worthwhile evaluation of the employment scene?

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  • localboy51  |  December 13 2012, 10:06AM

    Rubbish. Total lies by the Government to make people believe that things are better than they are. Less people out of worth? Absolute *******. The so called figures are welcomed by whom exactly? Oh yeah i know. The very people who produce these false figures & those fools who believe that everything they are told by those in power is correct. Which it isnt. I suggest TiG that you get yourselves down to the job centre & see just how many people are in their every day. Then you will realise that you are being given false information by the government. As for the cheap tart adverts - get rid of them please.

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  • cheltenham20  |  December 13 2012, 9:51AM

    CHEAP TART ADVERTS. Have the dipsticks who run the TIG forum, have to allow the these cheap tart adverts to surround the forum pages..... TiG for heavens sake clean it up... you are scraping the barrel, starting to wonderif its realy worth signing in anymore.. Absolute Garbage, you need sorting out and fast

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  • gloscityguy  |  December 13 2012, 9:34AM

    WOOOOOO yeahhhh only 10,016 to go! If you want the figure to really go down then you should have a look at employment agencies, as they are the reason why so many places don't hire any more.

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