Bad news for Selly Oak as latest figures reveal unemployment is up ahead of the budget

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics reveal that unemployment has risen for the third month in a row in Selly Oak constituency with 4.2% of people currently unemployed, this is compared to 2.5% across the UK.

 

This means that Selly Oak Constituency is now in the top 15% of constituencies for unemployment.

 

Local MP, Steve McCabe MP said:

“It is shocking that unemployment in my constituency has risen three months running now and is way above the national average. The Office for National Statistics is expected to downgrade the UK’s growth forecasts for this year, what will this mean for my constituents and jobs in our area?

 

“I would hope to see some measures from the Chancellor in today’s budget for jobs in Birmingham but I fear the Tory Economic Plan for Birmingham is all about taking money away from our city to fill the pockets of wealthy councils in the south.”

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