TUC: Each UK job ‘chased by 10 people’
There is an average of 10 jobseekers for every vacancy advertised in UK jobcentres, the TUC has warned.
The trade union body said the ratio – which applies to unemployed people who are claiming jobseeker allowance – had more than doubled over the past year.
The TUC said that while 10 unemployed people were chasing every advertised job in January of 2009, a year earlier it was only four per vacancy.
In 25 council areas there were now more than 20 people per job, it added.