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We must avoid losing a generation to recession - Randerson

2009 Tachwedd 11 1:22 PM

Commenting on today s unemployment figures for Wales, Welsh Lib Dem Shadow Economy Minister, Jenny Randerson AM said: "Another month, another set of figures show that Welsh families are more likely to be facing unemployment and hardship than most other places in the UK.

"We are continuing to see high unemployment, high economic inactivity, and high claimant counts.

"What is even more concerning for me is that all the data is beginning to show a trend of harsh and nasty unemployment among young people. We are at increasing risk of losing a generation to unemployment, poor health and resulting social problems.

"These are problems which will continue long after the recession comes to an end, and the Government s cuts to the FE and HE budgets will make this situation worse."