Friday, 16 March 2012
What is the real unemployment figure?
Ever since the 1980's the Government have been lying in their presentation of unemployment figures. It was then that anyone claiming benefit would only be counted for 12 months. After 12 months they would be removed from the unemployment figure and moved into another category. Not because they had actually found a job, but because the figures would look better for the Government of the day.Each month since then, thousands were removed from the figures and initially at least were placed on the "Claiming Incapacity Benefit" list which does not count as unemployed.The real figure of unemployed in this country can only be guessed at, but which by now, must be running at close to 4 million.