Ministers' short-sighted attitude 'is hurting'

It's shocking that with so many young people unable to find jobs, ministers have slashed support to help them get their careers off the ground. This short-sighted attitude is not just making young people angry, it's hurting the parents and grandparents of young people who desperately want them to have a better start to their working lives.

– Brendan Barber, Trade Unions Congress

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Unemployment falls by 50,000

Unemployment fell by 50,000 between June and August to 2.53 million, official figures released today showed.