The shortest blog post I’ve ever written…

….but the figures speak for themselves. The Office for National Statistics have today released the latest unemployment figures which the BBC say are the highest since 1996.

Unemployment is now at 2.67million. Women make up two thirds of this number.

The unemployment rate among 16-22year olds is currently at 1.04million. Those claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in January of this year rose to 1.6million.

As a friend of mine aptly put it this morning: “David Cameron, what a…”


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