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Saturday, 4 May 2013

Youth unemployment in Britain spiralled out of control !



Youth unemployment in Britain spiralled out of control since Conservatives took office !  

Analysis of official unemployment figures revealed the number of 18 to 24-year-olds without work for over a year surged from 25,800 in April 2010 to a shameful 73,500.

Youngsters in the north of England are being hit the hardest as Britain's manufacturing base continues to collapse as London's financial sector swells.

Over 9,700 young people have been condemned to the dole queue for 12 months or more in Yorkshire and Humber - the highest number across Britain.

An equally shocking 9,600 young people are affected in north-west England, along with just over 9,000 in the West Midlands and almost 7,000 in Scotland and London.

They are among a massive 979,000 jobless 18 to 24-year-olds in Britain - leaving overall youth unemployment at over 21 per cent.

Respect For the Unemployed & Benefit Claimants said: "David Cameron has failed a whole generation of youngsters, his ConDemNation government - guilty of economic incompetence !

We need a government of 'the millions' not one of 'millionaires' - to provide jobs, to provide hope & stability - we demand action not inaction to create economic stability".

The analysis was today backed-up the National Institute for Economic and Social Research which warned over 30 per cent of young people in jobs aren't working as many hours as they would like to.


National Union of Students president Liam Burns also explained young people are being "asked to jump through ever more internship, experience and low-wage hoops" while internships are being used as "an excuse to pay less than even the minimum wage."

However he warned the crisis "started long before the banking crisis" and won't necessarily be solved by the return of economic growth.

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