Unemployment continues to rise as city faces jobs car crash in wake of new restrictions

Figures published today by the Office for National Statistics reveal that the number of people who are unemployment in Selly Oak constituency is now 5670 , a huge 61% increase since March before lockdown began. This represents a rate of 7.7%, compared to 6.5% nationally. Unemployment across Birmingham now stands at a shocking 11.2%. ThisContinue reading Unemployment continues to rise as city faces jobs car crash in wake of new restrictions

MP Calls on Government to Deliver Jobs Promise in Unemployment Hotspots

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, has urged the government to get on with targeted job creation as unemployment continues to rise in his constituency.   Figures released yesterday show 7.6% of people in Selly Oak Constituency were claiming unemployment benefits as of August 2020, considerably higher than the national average of 6.5%. TheContinue reading MP Calls on Government to Deliver Jobs Promise in Unemployment Hotspots

Unemployment needs Urgent and Targeted Intervention says Birmingham MP

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham Selly Oak has raised concerns about another increase in unemployment in his constituency. Figures released today show the unemployment rate is currently 7.3% in Birmingham Selly Oak, this is notably higher than the national average which now stands at 6.3%. The data also shows the number of those claiming benefits increased againContinue reading Unemployment needs Urgent and Targeted Intervention says Birmingham MP

MP says No Deal is adding to unemployment pressures in Selly Oak

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is calling for greater government action to tackle unemployment in constituencies like Selly Oak which already experiences higher unemployment than the national average and stands, according to the government’s own analysis, to be among the hardest hit in the event of a No Deal Brexit. 

 

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Local MP Calls for urgent investment in jobs and skills as latest figures show unemployment is up 31% within a year

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is calling for urgent investment in jobs and skills in his area after latest figures show that unemployment in his Selly Oak constituency has risen by 31% within a year.  

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