– Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary
Unemployment of 2.61 million five years into recession is unacceptable, unnecessary and an unforgivable waste of human talents.
Cameron, Clegg, Osborne and Cable must conclude that Plan A to reduce the deficit to restore growth is not working and has stalled the recovery.
We need an emergency budget to reflate the economy, to restore demand, which will get people back to work and reduce the deficit.
Unemployment has fallen by 51,000 between February and April to 2.61 million. But the number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance last month rose by 8,100 to 1.6 million.