Long-Term Unemployment Still Up
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17 Jun 2013
Last week's unemployment statistics show that here in the Rother Valley long-term unemployment is still up 14% 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 will get any adult out of work for more than two years, or young person out of work for a year, into a job – one they would be required to take.
The Rother Valley can’t wait any longer for action. Ministers must get off their hands and start helping now before they condemn a whole generation to joblessness.