Unemployment in the UK

Part of Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 9:10 pm on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire 9:10 pm, 7th October 2008

No one is questioning the headline unemployment figures; there is no point in trying to score points on that. The point I was trying to make is that, underlying those headline figures, are deeply entrenched problems around long-term and, in particular youth, unemployment. That the hon. Gentleman responds by simply referring to the headline figures shows that he has not been listening and that he understands nothing about the problem we are discussing.

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