Rise in Unemployment

18 Jan 2012

A rise in unemployment lies at Downing Street’s door as jobs continue to haemorrhage in the public and private sectors and the ConDem coalition seems not to know how to stop it.

Number one political priority has to be securing a reduction in unemployment by creating jobs, by stimulating demand in the economy, not by cutting wages and shedding jobs says GMB.

GMB commented on the official figures showing that that unemployment increased by 118,000 between September and November 2011 to 2.68 million.

Paul Kenny GMB General Secretary said “This rise in unemployment was made in Downing Street. The truth is that jobs are haemorrhaging in the public and private sectors and no one in Parliament seems to know what to do to stop this. There are parts of the country in such despair that more than a quarter of households with people of working age have no one in work.

The number one political priority has to be securing a reduction in unemployment by creating jobs, by stimulating demand in the economy, not by cutting wages and shedding jobs.”