According to the latest ONS figures, unemployment now stands at 2.5 Million.
Unemployment amongst 16 to 24-year-olds, rose by 11,000 to 974,000,
There was a 190,000 rise in those working part-time to 8.02 Million according to the latest ONS figures. That is 572,000 more than 2009.
Full time employment stands at 21.7 Million. 378,000 lower than in April to June 2008, the first quarter of the 2008-09 recession. However this includes 4.2m self employed, 163,000 sanctioned onto workfare and 110,000 unpaid family workers
Tory DWP minister Ian Duncan-Smith tried to claim today that employment was at it’s highest since records began in 1971. Whilst that may be true: In 1971 unemployment was 2.8% of the workforce today it is 7.8%. From Spygun
196,000 people in Teaching were reclassified into the Private sector. This had the effect of inflating the statistics for Private sector job creation.
The ToryLibDems made 28,000 Public sector job cuts (Nurses, Police, Army etc) since June 2012 total as shown below:-
3,000 jobs cut in the NHS
11,000 Jobs cut in Public administration
8,000 job cuts in Education
6,000 job cuts in the HM Forces, Fire fighters and the police