Hemsworth and South Elmsall youth unemployment is highest in district

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YOUTH unemployment figures in the Express area are the highest in the Wakefield district.

Statistics from Wakefield Council have revealed that a massive 41.9 per cent of all Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimants in Hemsworth - based on the 2003 ward boundaries - are aged under 24. In South Kirkby, that figure is 39.2 per cent of all claimants and in South Elmsall it is 38.2 per cent.

The three figures are all well above the district average of 34 per cent and the national average of 30.1 per cent.

Are you aged under 24 and struggling to find work? Or are you about to leave college or university and are worried about what your future holds?

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