John Denham, Labour MP for Southampton Itchen, has responded to today’s announcement on UK unemployment figures.
Mr Denham said; “I welcome any fall in unemployment, although there are still too many young people out of work for over 6 months in my constituency.
“But there’s another story underneath the headlines. This fall in unemployment is almost entirely down to people who want full-time jobs only being able to find part time jobs, and this is an issue the Government will need to tackle.
“Unfortunately we remain in recession – a recession made in Downing Street by David Cameron and George Osborne – with no plan for growth and jobs. I fear that without a plan for growth, unemployment is likely to remain unacceptably high for years to come.”Other news from Southampton Labour