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.
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.