Young people in Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire desperately need action on jobs as long term youth unemployment continues to rise
Commenting on yesterday’s unemployment statistics, Nic Dakin MP said:
"With Britain falling into a double dip recession made in Downing Street young people in the constituency of Scunthorpe County are paying the price.
"The number of young people out of work for a year in Scunthorpe is up 350% in the last year, yet complacent ministers simply aren’t doing enough to get people off benefits and into work.
"Here in Scunthorpe 105 young people would be helped into work if this government brought in Labour’s Real Jobs Guarantee. Ministers should stop tinkering around the edges and bring in Labour’s plan, which would use a tax on bankers bonuses to get 110,000 young people across the country into work, into real jobs they would be required to take."
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Liam Byrne said:
Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to today’s job figures, said:
"Today’s figures show that hard working Britain is doing anything and everything to battle through this double-dip recession made in Downing Street by David Cameron and George Osborne's failed economic policies.
"Long term youth unemployment is twice the level of last year and the overall claimant count is 100,000 higher than last year. More worrying for the outlook is that the number of redundancies has surged to 50,000 more than last year and the number of vacancies is down by over 10,000.
"That’s why it was so complacent for the Government to give us a budget that failed to deliver on jobs. People in Britain are fighting through and this Government is failing to lift a finger to help."