– General secretary Brendan Barber
The UK is in the midst of a youth jobs crisis. Over a million youngsters are out of work and many more are struggling to find the finances needed to further their education.
Last week the Prime Minister singled out employment as a great success of the government. That's cold comfort to the one in four young black men struggling for work, or the one in six jobless young black women.
Unemployment fell by 50,000 between June and August to 2.53 million, official figures released today showed.