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“Worrying rise in youth unemployment”

Commenting on Labour Market Statistics released today (21st January 2015), Tom Blenkinsop MP said:
“Many families who have young sons and daughters preparing to take their first step on the jobs ladder will be very concerned by the worrying rise in youth unemployment in today’s latest jobs figures.”

New figures show that youth unemployment increased by 30,000 to 764,000

Tom added:
“This contrasts with the overall fall in unemployment, which is to be welcomed. We cannot ignore that youth unemployment remains consistently higher than the adult unemployment rate. The government should bring in a compulsory jobs guarantee to get young people into work.”