Jobless Mancunians may have reason to be optimistic as dole queues are at their lowest since 2008, according to figures released by Greater Manchester’s Chamber of Commerce.
The number of Mancunians applying for JSA has dropped over the last year but more needs to be done according to Labour MP Graham Stringer.
A report released by the Office for National Statistics today ranks Manchester near bottom of the disability-free life expectancy tables, meaning they are also likely to die sooner.
‘Optimistic’ Manchester bucks trend of ‘economically inactive’ North West with job figures, says report
A total of 1,117,000 people were economically inactive between October and December 2013 according to the Office for National Statistics
Are you a young, single Manchester mum living alone? Statistics show you are a prime target for burglars
Single mums aged 16-24 are being targeted by burglars
Rates are linked with obesity, alcohol and smoking
In a cell for being unwell: Manchester’s mentally ill LOCKED UP as ‘shameful’ NHS don’t have enough beds
Criminalising the mentally ill due to lack of beds
Manchester placed highly in the North West
‘You end up owing a hell of a lot more’: Financial experts reveal highest payday loan debt is in North West
Financial Conduct Authority intends to clampdown on ‘abusive practices’
301,000 in the region now jobless
Councillors praise the Real Opportunities Scheme