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451,974 people signing on the Live Register in June 2012

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The standardised unemployment rate (SUR) in June 2012 was 14.9%, up from

14.7% in May 2012.

 

The latest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from the

Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) was 14.8% in the first quarter of

2012.

 

On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly increase

of 2,700 bringing the June 2012 seasonally adjusted total to 440,600.

 

In unadjusted terms there were 451,974 people signing on the Live Register in June

2012. This represents an annual decrease of 5,974 (-1.3%). The trend in the

overall Live Register continues to be one of movement within a small range.

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While the live register is the larger of the two "official" unemployment rates, it measures only those receiving a Jobseekers Allowance or Jobseekers Benefit payment. While many of these people are working part-time, the figures do not include those unemployed people who are not entitled to a payment (eg. because they do not meet habitual residence or means test requirements), they do not include unemployed lone parents or disabled people who are looking for work, or any dependents and do not include those on government training, internship, work placement or community employment schemes.

 

It is estimated that more than 40% of the population is dependent on social welfare payments. This figure however is not accurately recorded or published on a regular basis.

 

The live register figures do have a use, in that they are useful for comparative purposes, and indeed the live register has never been so large, so politically its not a bad figure to use (compared for example to the CSO figures which underreport unemployment because a lot of people prefer not to describe themselves as such), but lets not forget the true extent of unemployment, which is certainly not confined to 450,000 people.

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Guest Connolly

The elderly and youth are also not on jobseekers payments. Many unemployed former self-employed ar not either.

 

So you are talking a good, what, half a mil at least unemployed

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The elderly and youth are also not on jobseekers payments. Many unemployed former self-employed ar not either.

 

So you are talking a good, what, half a mil at least unemployed

 

The estimates by many within the sector is that the figure is in excess of 700,000 people who are looking for work and can't get it.

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I know this may sound grim but I hope unemployment rises to stage that the vast majority are unemployed and in receipt of state benfit

 

I think the only chance at revolution is when the entire proletariat is consumed by rage and has had enough, and the bourgeous state is unable cope and not afford the pittance thats keeping the proletariat at arms length.

 

The bannana Republic wont be able to cope and their Brit/EU/Nato masters will interject and maybe then the people will rise from their pacified slumber

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Guest Connolly

I know this may sound grim but I hope unemployment rises to stage that the vast majority are unemployed and in receipt of state benfit

 

I think the only chance at revolution is when the entire proletariat is consumed by rage and has had enough, and the bourgeous state is unable cope and not afford the pittance thats keeping the proletariat at arms length.

 

The bannana Republic wont be able to cope and their Brit/EU/Nato masters will interject and maybe then the people will rise from their pacified slumber

 

Things can swing the other way in such a sitution aswell though...

 

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There is nothing 'inevitable' about a socialist revolution. And as it stands now, and many will disagree, socialists do not have a viable alternative to capitalism.

 

Its also quite possible that massive 'rage' has already built up. Look at the London/England riots.

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