UK Politics

Labour Party: Bringing down unemploymentfrom

News   •   Jan 21, 2010 10:45 GMT

Labour's Work and Pensions Secretary, Yvette Cooper, has welcomed news that unemployment has fallen - with a 7,600 drop in youth unemployment.

While the jobs market is still tough, Labour’s £5bn investment in expanding education and training, supporting jobs and helping the unemployed back to work means that unemployment is 450,000 lower than predicted at the time of the Budget.

While the action Labour is taking is working, Tories' refusal to support Labour's measures makes clear the threat they pose to Britain’s economic recovery.

Labour's action to support jobs and help the unemployed is making a difference in every region. Click here to see our interactive map >>>

Labour's Working and Pensions Secretary, Yvette Cooper, said:

“The jobs market is still tough for a lot of people, but the drop in unemployment and youth unemployment is very welcome. It means 450,000 fewer people are out of work than everyone expected last spring.”

We’ve made the right choices – helping people into work through our guarantees to young people and expanding support from Jobcentre Plus.  The rate of job losses in this recession has been four times less than if the experience of the 1990s had been repeated.