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Results tagged “unemployment” from Glasgow Politics

THIS week the Tory led Government claimed that a growth rate in the last quarter of a measly 0.3 per cent was a success. But it is plain to see in Glasgow that their economic plan isn't working.

In 2009 before this Government took office, there were under 2000 people out of work for more than two years in Scotland. That number now stands at over 17,000 a rise of over 500 per cent.

The Work Programme is failing to get the long-term unemployed into jobs. Its results have been worse than doing nothing with just two in 100 jobseekers helped into sustained employment. Underneath all the bluster they don't have any answers for their catastrophic failure to get Britain working again.

THIS is my first column for The Glaswegian. When I agreed to do it a few weeks ago, I wondered what to write about. But the topic picks itself - the massive rise in unemployment.

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Figures show unemployment in Scotland has risen to 215,000.

Scottish long-term youth unemployment is 11,150.

Behind every statistic is a person suffering the indignity of unemployment.

And behind every figure is a family coping with losing their income.

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Lord Provost Sadie Docherty

Sadie Docherty
Lord Provost and Councillor for Linn Ward

Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon
Deputy First Minister and MSP for Glasgow Southside

Anas Sarwar

Anas Sarwar
Deputy Scottish Labour Leader and MP for Glasgow Central.

Humza Yousaf

Humza Yousaf
Minister for External Affairs and International Development and SNP MSP for Glasgow.

Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy
Shadow Defence Secretary and Scottish Labour MP for East Renfrewshire.

Gordon Matheson

Gordon Matheson
Leader of Glasgow City Council and Labour member for Anderston/City ward.

Graeme Hendry

Graeme Hendry
Leader of Glasgow's SNP group and member for Garscadden/Scotstounhill ward.

Patrick Harvie

Patrick Harvie
Green MSP for Glasgow and co-convenor of Scottish Green Party.

Billy McAllister

Billy McAllister
SNP Councillor for Canal Ward.

Ann McKechin

Ann McKechin
MP for Glasgow North and member of Business, Innovation and Skills Select committee.

Sandra White

Sandra white
MSP for Glasgow Kelvin and Deputy Convener of Holyrood Public Petitions Committee

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