We have been posting recently about unemployment, underemployment and zero-hours contracts. Until now we have not been able to focus attention on how the Liberal Democrat and Tory led economic crisis is directly affecting the Leeds North West parliamentary constituency. Publication of the Labour Party’s ‘Yorkshire and the Humber Jobs and Opportunities Bulletin (July 2013)’ changes this.
The data supplied by the Office for National Statistics that forms the basis of the Yorkshire and the Humber Jobs and Opportunities Bulletin (July 2013) makes grim reading. For example:
- The number of under-25s claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance for over a year in the Leeds NW constituency increased by 400% between 2010 – 2013.
- The number of over-25s claiming Job Seekers Allowance in the Leeds NW constituency increased by more than 600% between 2010 – 2013.
- The gross weekly pay in £ of full-time earners in the Leeds NW Constituency, 2010 – 2012…
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