Young people are paying the price for this Government’s economic failure as long-term youth unemployment in our area continues to soar.
This week's unemployment figures show that long-term youth unemployment here in the Rother Valley is up 177 per cent in the last year, but ministers still refuse to take decisive action.
The figures also show an increasingly divided and insecure country, with unemployment higher than it was at the time of the election in nine out of twelve regions in the UK.
Those out of jobs are increasingly shut out as long-term unemployment continues to rise as 897,000 people throughout the country have been unemployed for more than 12 months. That is a third of the total unemployed who are shut out from employment growth.
Whilst those in jobs are increasingly insecure as nearly 60% of the jobs created since the election are part-time or temporary with the number of temporary employees at its highest level since 2001.
The situation the Government has to address is that those out of jobs are increasingly shut out and those in jobs are increasingly insecure.