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CLIP 5820

New jobs defy the credit crunch

New jobs defy the credit crunch

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Key Info
  • New jobs defy the credit crunch
  • Duration: 01:59
  • Despite the credit crunch, the supermarket chain Asda is to create 7,000 new posts and the broadcaster BSkyB plans to hire 1,000 more staff. However some UK businesses are doing better than others. People are eating out less and spending more at supermarkets, and they are also spending more on home entertainment. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 28 January 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Functional Maths

  • Keywords: average, consumers, retail, economics, unemployment, business, recession, shopping
Ideas for use in class
  • Look at the total number of jobs created and how many have been lost. What is the net outcome? Why do some businesses fare better during an economic downturn than others?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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