More than a quarter of city households are jobless
EAST YORKS: More than one in four households in Hull have no people in employment, according to new figures.
A regional breakdown of nationwide data showed Hull had the highest percentage of workless households last year at 25.3 per cent, or 24,000 households, in Yorkshire and the Humber.
The East Riding had the second-lowest percentage in the region with 15.5 per cent or 16,000 households. According to figures compiled by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), across the UK Liverpool had the highest number of workless households at 31.6 per cent. The lowest percentage were mainly in the South of England and the highest mainly in the North.
New Employment Minister Mark Hoban said the figures were encouraging due to a fall in both the proportion of workless households but he admitted worklessness remained a substantial challenge.
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He said: "That is why we are taking action to ensure those living in workless households and their children are given the right opportunities and support."