41 Unemployed to Every Job in Thanet
Official figures show that there are 134,200 people living in Thanet. They also show that from December to Janurary the number of available jobs fell from 400 to 300. Yet unemployment has hit 12.2% up from the 5.3% of 2007.
If in 2010 the BBC was saying that Thanet was the worse placed to cope with recession what now? Well in 2013 we are still the worst district for unemployment and we have the lowest rate of primary industry in Kent.
Let's put those numbers together. Let us assume that there are really 400 jobs going. 12.2% unemployment gives us roughly 16,372 unemployed people which leaves fractionally over 41 Job Seekers to every job in Thanet.
The old cry of "get a job" can now be met with an authoritative "from where - your backside?"