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Four people hunting every Blackburn and Pendle job vacancy
4:32pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in East Lancashire
FOUR people are chasing every job in Blackburn with Darwen and Pendle, with another 4.9 chasing every vacancy in Hyndburn.
The figures come from a detailed analysis of government employment statistics by Britain’s largest trade union UNISON.
It shows that the three boroughs are above the North-West average of unemployed people chasing every vacant job opening.
In Burnley 3.7 people are after every employment opportunity, Rossendale 3.6, Chorley 2.7 and Ribble Valley 2.5.
The union says its research exposes the urgent need for a bold strategy for growth and jobs in Chancellor George Osborne’s forthcoming budget on Wednesday, March 20.
UNISON North-West regional secretary Kevan Nelson said: ”The government has got it wrong on the recession and it has sacrificed our recovery.
“As well as laying waste to our public services, cuts have a stranglehold on the private sector.”