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Rocketing unemployment 'alarming'

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15 Oct 2019
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GMB, Britain’s general union, has described today’s rocketing unemployment figures as ‘alarming’.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics this morning showed unemployment increased by 22,000 to 1.31 million in the period June to August 2019.

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said:

“Unemployment shooting up by 22,000 is alarming.

“At a time when the UK is standing on the brink of damaging no deal Brexit, real people's lives and families are being put in jeopardy.

“Tens of thousands of people and families will now be wondering how they're going to pay the bills, or whether they’re going to have to turn to foodbanks. 

“We could be heading for recession and the only jobs Conservative MPs seem bothered about it their own.

 “This country needs action to create jobs and increase confidence in the economy.”

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