Long-term Unemployment Still High
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21 Jul 2014
Here in the Rother Valley long-term unemployment is still unacceptably high, with 115 young people out of work for a year or more. This Government is still 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.
We 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.