GWYNNE: MORE ACTION DEMANDED as unemployment rises again

Local MP Andrew Gwynne has called on the government to do more to help the unemployed as recent figures showed that the jobless in the Denton and Reddish constituency rose to 2,571, though the figure (standing at 6%) is still below the national average of 7.8%.

The number of claimants is 87 higher than in October 2011 and 11 higher than in September 2012.

Across the North West The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance increased by 1,100 on the previous month.

Although national figures showed that there was a slight fall in unemployment, Andrew Gwynne MP has urged caution over the latest unemployment figures and said much more work still needs to be done by the Government.

Recent figures showed that In the three months to September, unemployment was at 2.514 million, a fall of 49,000 on the quarter, and a fall of 110,000 on the year. This means that nationally unemployment is 7.8 percent.

Andrew Gwynne MP said:

 “It is very worrying that unemployment has risen in the constituency, it is clear that this government isn’t doing enough about unemployment.

“They don’t mention that the biggest growth in the economy is in low paid, part-time jobs, which people are being forced to take at the moment.

“We need good quality, full-time, permanent jobs, and that means the government should admit they’ve got the economy wrong and take the necessary steps to create an environment where companies can feel more confident about increasing the numbers of permanent full-time jobs.”

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