Long-Term Unemployment Still Up

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20 May 2013

Last week's unemployment figures show that here in the Rother Valley long-term unemployment is still up 16% on the year, and long-term youth unemployment is up 10%. 

It is getting clearer by the day that this Government is letting down our area. We urgently need action to get local people into work. This is why I am calling for a compulsory jobs guarantee, which means any adult out of work for more than two years, or young person out of work for a year, being guaranteed a job.

We can’t wait any longer for action, the Prime Minister must stop sitting on his hands and start helping now before he condemns a whole generation to joblessness.