The recent unemployment figures compiled by the Office of National Statistics showed that unemployment in UK fell to 8.1% in the 3 months leading up to May
London, UK (PRWEB UK) 26 July 2012
The state of unemployment in the UK has barely been out of the news this year. Although the unemployment figures 2012 are slowly beginning to drop, there is still a large proportion of society, the majority of which is made up of 18 - 25 years olds, who are currently out of work. This also doesn’t take into account the many of those that are on low paid apprenticeship or internship schemes and earning below the National Minimum Wage. As the numbers for UK unemployment 2011 show, the unemployment figures rose sharply late that year.
The recent unemployment figures compiled by the Office of National Statistics showed that unemployment in UK fell to 8.1% in the 3 months leading up to May. However, in June of this year, the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance increased by 6,100 to a total of 1.6 million. A person is identified as unemployed if they are out of work, but also actively looking for work and are available to begin work within a fortnight.
The unemployment in UK figures 2012 have highlighted the scarcity of jobs in the UK, with many companies having to make huge cuts and redundancies in light of the recession. This is especially true for university graduates and school leavers. The unemployment figures show that 16 - 24 year olds make up 21.9% of those seeking employment.
This lack of job opportunities has led some jobseekers to release their inner entrepreneur and create their own employment, with many launching their own businesses online. It could be that they’ve set up an Ebay shop, created YouTube videos and are earning money through the advertising as a YouTube partner, or promoting their service led company through inexpensive websites and blogs.
With entrepreneurs such as Jamal Edwards, the creator of one of the UK’s leading youth internet websites SBTV, coming into the limelight for their massive success, many are hoping to recreate this triumph.
However, running an online business definitely isn’t a fail safe option, with a large number of internet entrepreneurs having to close down within a few months. Chris and Susan Beesley, the Internet Business Entrepreneurs, Speakers and Mentors run a variety of training courses to help novice internet entrepreneurs get started in the world of making money online. They teach their students the importance of social media and how to make the most out of their leads.
Chris and Susan left their jobs as accountants working long hours, to become internet entrepreneurs who now enjoy splitting their time between their home in Kent and their ski chalet in the French Alps. One of the key concepts for success that Chris and Susan teach is leverage, “to create financial freedom in our life we were going to require leverage. If you can leverage time and have “systems” set up that run on their own, there’s virtually no limit to how much you can earn.”
To find out more about Chris and Susan and how to become a successful online entrepreneur, go to Chris and Susan’s website here.