Unemployment rises AGAIN in Selly Oak constituency

Steve McCabe MP is deeply concerned about unemployment figures released today which shows that unemployment in Selly Oak constituency is up on last month and this time last year.

 

The figures show that unemployment among those eligible to work in Selly Oak constituency is up to 4.4% compared to 2.4% nationally.

 

Commenting on the figures, Steve McCabe MP said:

“It is really worrying that unemployment continues to rise in my constituency and continues to be way above the national average. The last figures show unemployment in Selly Oak is up to 4.4% which makes this constituency in the top 11% for unemployment across the country.

 

“We are told all the time by the current government that they have fixed the economy but not enough is being done to invest in jobs and skills in Birmingham and particularly in certain parts of my constituency which continue to be left behind. We haven’t yet seen the long-term impact leaving the EU will have on the economy, it isn’t good enough for the government to have a wait and see attitude.

 

“It was good to see Ministers touring Northern Ireland to check on the impact but it’s really time they devoted some attention to places like the West Midlands and hidden areas of unemployment like Selly Oak.

 

“We need an active programme of investment in skills, targeted support for businesses and real help for people in Selly Oak constituency to find decent paid, quality jobs.”

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