Long-term Unemployment Still High

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19 Aug 2014

Here in the Rother Valley long-term unemployment is still unacceptably high with 555 people out of work for over a year, whilst 115 young people have been out of work for a year or more.

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.

Ministers must get off their hands and start helping now before they condemn a whole generation to joblessness.