Friday, September 17, 2021

Jobseeker benefit - new trend


The orange line shows that the numbers of people who can't work due to a temporary health condition or disability rose quite quickly after the first lock down and continues upwards. 

By September 10, 2021, the number had risen to 81,579 - the highest it has ever been since this category of benefit was introduced (and higher than numbers on the old sickness benefit it replaced ever reached).

This is undoubtedly a consequence of delayed treatment. Just one aspect of the underlying harms that are being caused by lock downs.

1 comment:

Brendan McNeill said...

Thanks Lindsay

It's no mystery why this information is not considered 'newsworthy' by the MSM, but it is a tragedy that we only get a one dimensional view regarding the 'benefits' of lockdowns from them.