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Latest unemployment figures show unemployment has risen by just one
12:27pm Wednesday 20th June 2012 in News
UNEMPLOYMENT in Trafford has risen by just one claimant since last month.
The latest Labour Market release from the Office of National Statistics indicates that the number of claimants has gone up to 4,774 compared to 4,773 the month before.
Dr Brian Sloan, Chief Economist at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said: “Despite the rise by one claimant, the figures reinforce the positive message for job seekers that the private sector across our region is experiencing some growth, and with it creating jobs.
"However, the scale of jobs actually created has not matched expectations showing that the current uncertainty over the economic outlook is putting a brake on appointments.
"Low growth and further public sector cuts to come will likely lead to an increase in the headline numbers in the following months, but we must focus on nurturing confidence as the potential for growth in our region is great."