Solving Unemployment

UK’s unemployment has recently experienced a dramatic dip due to the temporary Olympics jobs boost. The national unemployment rate reached down to 2.56m, and thereby fell to its lowest level for almost a year. In the capital alone, the number of unemployed citizens fell by 42,000. The number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance and other unemployment benefits decreased by a staggering 5,900. Numbers show that London has accounted for half the fall of unemployment, and half the increase of new jobs created between April and June.

The sudden rise in employment (29.47m) was the highest quarterly increase since the spring of 2010 and the highest level of employment since ’08. Besides full time employment, the UK part time employment also increased and reached a record high of 8.07million, 1.42 million of which only worked part time as they could not find a full time job.

A person is considered to be unemployed if they are out of work, but actively looking for work, and is available to start at a new position within a fortnight. Over the past few years, the United Kingdom’s unemployment rates have not been steady. A few months into the recession of 2008, the unemployment rate experienced a drastic rise, and when the global financial crisis hit, the UK’s unemployment rate was little over 1.6million, a mere 5% of the country’s population. Once Britain had started to climb its way out of one of the most severe recessions it had seen since the 50’s, unemployment had risen almost a million higher at 2.5million, a total of 8%. Britain’s unemployment rate didn’t peak until the end of ’11, by which it had reached a staggering 2.7million, the highest level of unemployment our country had seen for 17 years. Fortunately, the unemployment level soon began to decrease and Britain noticed its first fall in unemployment in almost a year, at the start of 2012. Since then, the overall number of people in employment has been rising, as has the number of people employed within the private sector.

Although Britain’s unemployment has risen severely over the past few years, our recession does not seem as dramatic as other countries. Spain’s unemployment has recently reached a record high of 5.7 million, meaning a staggering 24.6& of their population is currently considered unemployed. Records of April and May 2012 show that France experienced an unemployment rate of 10.8%, and the United States merely leaded us with a 8.2 percentage of unemployment, only 0.1% more than Britain’s unemployment early this year.

Our recent employment rate has shown a rise in self-employment, which suggests people have taken matters in their own hands. And besides starting their own businesses, many previous unemployed citizens have turned towards other alternatives. A large amount of which have enrolled in temporary or full-time education.

There are a number of companies who specialise in a large range of educational options available for those wishing to join a new career ladder. Besides a large amount of quick A-Level courses which can be completed at home, there are a number of carer training centres, intensive electrician training course providers, driving instructor courses, and many other expertise training centres located throughout the United Kingdom for anyone who is looking to gain the experience and qualifications necessary in order to start a new career.

One of the UK’s intensive electrician training course providers in particular who are able to boost impressive 99% pass rate is ET4U; whose key stage training course is suitable for any newcomers to the electrician field, as well as anyone wishing to refresh their previous experiences.