Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev
Has wrote an excellent report on the latest unemployment statistics which clearly shows the Governments figures and expectations to be flawed to say the least
Take a look see! Link http://www.trueeconomics.blogspot.com/
The latest increase brings the seasonally adjusted total number of people receiving unemployment benefits to 439,100. The Live Register includes people who work part-time, and seasonal and casual workers entitled to Jobseekers Allowance or Jobseekers Benefit.
There are approx 45,000 to 65,000 previously self employed, that are now unemployed but do not receive any unemployment benefits.
As far as I know only those that are in receipt of benefits are classified as unemployed, and thus these people do not appear to be included in the statistics.