Jobless figure goes up

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19 Feb 2014
The number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Doncaster has increased by seven per cent, prompting Rosie to criticise the government for "not helping" people in the borough.

The increase - of 584 - was the biggest since Dec 2012-Jan 2013, when the figure rose by 602. 

The number of JSA claimants is now higher than in December 2010.  

Rosie told The Doncaster Star newspaper: "Nationally there has been a fall in the number of people claiming out-of-work benefits, but that is not the case here in Doncaster – where hundreds more people have been forced to sign on.

"The figures show that the Government’s policies are not helping people in our borough find work – in fact the figure is now higher than it was in December 2010.

"They must do more to ensure continued investment in Doncaster’s economy to help create jobs and growth.

"David Cameron should start by introducing Labour’s Compulsory Jobs Guarantee, to get people back to work now."


Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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