UK Politics

Labour Party: “These figures are worrying and show it is a foolhardy time to make such big cuts" - Cooper

News   •   Sep 16, 2010 14:54 BST

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Yvette Cooper MP, commenting on this month’s unemployment figures said:

“These figures are worrying and show it is a foolhardy time to make such big cuts. Although we saw a very welcome drop in overall unemployment and an increase in jobs up until July, the most recent figures are more grim.

“For the first time since the turn of the year claimant unemployment went up in August, and the number of vacancies has also dropped significantly. And this is even before the major cuts take hold. Clearly the economy is not out of the woods yet.

“Cutting support for jobs and help to get the unemployed back to work right now is reckless and destructive, and will end up costing us all more.”