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Unemployment Goes Up In Bucks

The latest job stats are out and there has been a slight rise in the amount of people in Bucks claiming benefits.

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 4:11pm 12th April 2017. 2-minute read.

Unemployment Goes Up In Bucks

The number of people on out-of-work benefits in Buckinghamshire went up again last month.

In March 2,995 people were claiming, that's 75 more than in February.

Sam Louch is from the JobCentre in Aylesbury, she told us that she's not too worried as there have been some changes in the calculation:

"We know the claimant count naturally fluctuates over time and they always have.

"It is important to know though that  we full expect to see higher claimant numbers in the count because the statistics now fully include universal credit.

"That replaces a range of different benefits so people who were previously not included in this measure will now fall into it."

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