Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Threefold rise in local unemployment

Local unemployment figures released today show a threefold increase in joblessness across the Brighton Kemptown parliamentary constituency.

According to the Office of National Statistics, there are 2,534 people out of work and claiming benefits in eastern Brighton, Telscombe and Peacehaven, compared to just 806 a year ago.

It's a shocking indicator of how hard life is becoming under a Labour government and a Tory council.

A Green New Deal - and a Green MP to fight for it and resist cuts locally - is getting more urgent than ever.

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