Record employment leap but jobless total 'worrying' says Yvette Cooper

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Semper_Flexibilis said:
"…Britain saw the largest rise in employment since records began in the three months to July as official figures today revealed 286,000 more people secured jobs.…"

Only Labour, the party of the workers could find a record increase in employment 'worrying'.
Given the employment losses over the past two years, the bounce back was inevitable and hardly down to ConLibDem policy and direction.

The worry still remains over the high level of unemployment and the cost of it to the economy as a whole.

There is an element of truth in what Mrs Balls has to say, albeit it spun out of proportion.
 
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Inevitable? Not if the IMF had control of our economy as they would have done if Labour had been re-elected.
 
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msr said:
Inevitable? Not if the IMF had control of our economy as they would have done if Labour had been re-elected.
:)

plus another :x to get over 10 characters!!!!
 
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nah....It's more a case of she's worried that people start working out how much Neu Labour fiddled unemployment figures
I wouldn't worry about that - the people that vote Labour are too stupid to see it.
 
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If Labour were fiddling them, it strikes me that the coalition have done little to redress the falsehood.
 
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msr said:
I wouldn't worry about that - the people that vote Labour are too stupid to see it.
And the New Labour voters that do see it think the best solution to the problem is to vote BNP! :x
 

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If Labour were fiddling them, it strikes me that the coalition have done little to redress the falsehood.
Weeeell, stab in the dark here - they've managed to redress it by what, 286,000 in three months, soon to be offset by 600,000 lobbed onto the heap. The good news is, er, the number of jobless is still going to rise, so Labour can rest assured they'll have something to bang on about.
 
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If Labour were fiddling them, it strikes me that the coalition have done little to redress the falsehood.

And they're been in office how long?

Strikes me it's pure hypocrisy on the part of some to let one bunch of no hopes get away with claiming it's the fault of the previous government for 13 YEARS whilst whinging about the failure of the current bunch of no hopers after only 6 months.
 
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This eminently 'porkable' but utterly simpering little 'puss' on legs is so stupidly in awe of her husband's Marxist leanings that she now utters meaningless 'sound-bites' from the gospel according to Karl M.

What a waste of a 'pretty girl'.

Such a sad case of a 'brain' being suborned by dogma and a big willy!
 
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"…Britain saw the largest rise in employment since records began in the three months to July as official figures today revealed 286,000 more people secured jobs.…"

Only Labour, the party of the workers could find a record increase in employment 'worrying'.


Record employment leap but jobless total 'worrying' - MoneySavingExpert News
It was the other bit.

But unemployment fell by less than expected in the quarter, down 8,000 to 2.47 million, while the closely watched Jobseeker's Allowance claimant count rose by an unexpected 2,300 last month to 1.47 million, marking the first increase since January
Creating jobs is all very well, but the exact nature is important too. Just because someone gets a job doesn't mean they come entirely off benefits, not if it doesn't pay a living wage; just because 3 million jobs are created doesn't mean 3 million people come off the dole, not if they're all part time and each person needs two or more jobs to pay their own way.
 
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And they're been in office how long?

Strikes me it's pure hypocrisy on the part of some to let one bunch of no hopes get away with claiming it's the fault of the previous government for 13 YEARS whilst whinging about the failure of the current bunch of no hopers after only 6 months.
If the figures have been 'massaged' then it's simply a matter of saying "the real number of unemployed is x". Should take all of 20 minutes to do the sums, less with a calculator.

So either Labour didn't lie that much, or it suits the current mob to maintain the deception.
 
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If the figures have been 'massaged' then it's simply a matter of saying "the real number of unemployed is x". Should take all of 20 minutes to do the sums, less with a calculator.

So either Labour didn't lie that much, or it suits the current mob to maintain the deception.
I didn't vote Tory or Libdem, last election (UKIP if it matters) but that would be electoral suicide, Labour have already set the party "squealers" out to blame the Tories for the mess they intentionally left behind, what do you think they would do if suddenly millions were added to unemployment figures? Would they hold their hands up and say fair cop, our bad sorry about that.

A lot of the unemployed have been hidden on the biff as well so it will be a nightmare to sort out,is a legal minefield and will harm some genuine claimants in the process, of course the Tories should be above party politics and put the record straight as a matter of integrity , but we're talking about politicians here.
 
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I didn't vote Tory or Libdem, last election (UKIP if it matters) but that would be electoral suicide, Labour have already set the party "squealers" out to blame the Tories for the mess they intentionally left behind, what do you think they would do if suddenly millions were added to unemployment figures? Would they hold their hands up and say fair cop, our bad sorry about that.

A lot of the unemployed have been hidden on the biff as well so it will be a nightmare to sort out,is a legal minefield and will harm some genuine claimants in the process, of course the Tories should be above party politics and put the record straight as a matter of integrity , but we're talking about politicians here.
So what you're saying then is either there was no "lying" or the current mob are maintaining the deception if there were?
 
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Yes,what I'm saying is there is a problem and it suits the Tories to keep up the deception, just like they haven't tore down CCTV, scrapped the terrorism act , the congestion charge or thousands of labour laws.

Governments of any colour don't like giving up power or telling the truth , they go into the jobs because they're cnuts, it's your job as a voter to pick which **** is less likely to **** with your finances and personal freedom.
 
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Well with the Lib Con promising to cut benefits, Employment must rise or dole will drain away any savings.
Jobs, Jobs Jobs must be the watchword.

john
 
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Yes,what I'm saying is there is a problem and it suits the Tories to keep up the deception, just like they haven't tore down CCTV, scrapped the terrorism act , the congestion charge or thousands of labour laws.

Governments of any colour don't like giving up power or telling the truth , they go into the jobs because they're cnuts, it's your job as a voter to pick which **** is less likely to **** with your finances and personal freedom.
A fair post, though the current lot have killed the scarier bits of Labour's rule.
 
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