Jobseeker's Allowance

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Jobseeker's Allowance

A welfare benefit in the United Kingdom for unemployed persons who are looking for a job. It is available to all unemployed persons of working age (the exact age depends on the minimum age for the state pension). In order to be eligible, one must present oneself to a job center every two weeks to prove one is looking for work. The Jobseeker's Allowance traces its origins to 1911.
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According to the bill, first-time jobseekers are new graduates from any college or university and accredited technical-vocational institutions, and high school graduates who have completed the K-12 program.
The total number of jobseekers stood at 196,055 in November, falling by 4,217 individuals m-o-m and 82,137 y-o-y.
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Reaching out to jobseekers was something the fire service was keen to do as this would boost the number of applications received from individuals with a range of skills and knowledge who were looking to train for new careers.
Employers are finding it harder to recruit talented staff, but two thirds of jobseekers believe it has become more difficult to find work, the study showed.
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