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Unemployment: How bad do things have to get before Osborne listens? asks Unite

The UK's unemployment rate increased to a 16-year high today after another rise in the jobless total of 48,000 to 2.67 million.

Unite general secretary, Len McCluskey, said:

"How bad do things have to get before this government wakes up to the human tragedy it is creating? Rather than a head long dash to austerity the government needs a plan B for jobs and growth.

"It's a tragedy that rising unemployment is now a familiar feature of life in Britain under the Tory-led government. We have a complacent Chancellor consigning growing numbers to the dole queues. George Osborne is rapidly creating a lost generation of young people with no job prospects."

ENDS

Contact: Ciaran Naidoo on 07768 931 315


 

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