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Ian Brinkley

More in work but unemployment remains stubbornly high

Authors: Ian Brinkley Ian Brinkley

20 March 2013

For immediate release: 20 March 2013

More in work but unemployment remains stubbornly high

Commenting on today’s labour market statistics, Ian Brinkley, director at The Work Foundation, said:

“More people are in work, but there are clear warning signs that the run of exceptionally good news from the labour market may be coming to an end. Unemployment remains stubbornly high, the rate of new job creation has slowed, and real wages are still falling. Youth unemployment is already rising. With every expectation of a “cross fingers and hope” Budget announcement later today, adult unemployment is also likely to rise in the rest of 2013.”

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