By David Hanson MP / Latest News / 0 Comments

Concern as Unemployment Hits 17 Year High

Delyn MP David Hanson has slammed the Government’s economic policies as unemployment rises again.

David Hanson said:

“Yet again here in Delyn we had some grim news today, as we found out that five people are chasing every job and long term youth unemployment is up 13% since the start of the year. The over 50s are suffering too with 25% more people on benefits for over six months since January.

“The result is now a soaring welfare bill that is creating an almighty hangover for Britain to deal with.

“The Government is now set to borrow £158 billion more than planned – more than £6,500 for every household in the country. This isn’t borrowing to support the economy through difficult times, it’s a huge new bill for failure.

“In the last quarter for every 13 jobs lost in the public sector, just one was created in the private sector. Quite simply we’re losing jobs faster than we’re creating them. Eighteen months after they were elected the Government’s complacency is staggering. Their economic policies are failing and Britain desperately needs a plan that works.
“Labour’s five point plan for jobs and growth shows a different way. Getting people back to work is the safest, surest way to get the deficit down and put Britain on the right course for the future.”