Seasonal employment higher than the same point a year ago in Great Yarmouth

These views could be enjoyed by the beach hut owners. Picture: James Bass

These views could be enjoyed by the beach hut owners. Picture: James Bass

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The number of people out of work across the borough has fallen sharply.

Compared to June last year, unemployment has fallen by 22.9pc. There are also 275 more people in work this month compared to April this year.

The fall has been even more dramatic for younger people aged 18-25, with 36pc fewer out of work compared to the same point a year ago.

Figures show that there were 85 fewer young people claiming job seeker’s allowance, leaving 255 without a job.

The total number of people in the Great Yarmouth area out of work stands at 1195.

Julia Nix, Job Centre Plus district manager for East Anglia, said it was a good time for Yarmouth.

“It is really great for Great Yarmouth,” She said: “I feel the labour market is strong and buoyant.”

She added that she felt the situation was more upturn than downturn.

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