Well worth reading in conjunction with my posts on the monthly employment stats!
Already it has been revealed that those who have had benefits sanctioned are not included in the Claimant Count. Now it appears, thanks to some sterling work by consent.me.uk, that those on workfare are counted as employed by the Labour Force Survey, the other measure used to calculate unemployment.
This follows revelations in the Daily Telegraph that a significant number of those ’employed’ according to the Labour Force Survey guidelines, are actually on Government training schemes.
The Claimant Count and the Labour Force Survey are the two measures of unemployment. The Labour Force Survey is based on a survey of 45,000 households. The claimant count means all those currently claiming Job Seekers Allowance and no-one else. It does not…
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