Kent councillors concerned after unemployment increase

Labour Councillors of Ramsgate and Margate have labeled Kent’s unemployment growth as “criminal.”

This is because data shows that Kent unemployment has been continuing for seven months straight.

Cllr Karen Constantine believes this could potentially cause further job losses in the future. 

Karen Constantine. Credit: Twitter: @uk_karen

She said: “I am really worried about this.

“I am even more concerned because we are supposed to be in the wealthy part of the south area along with South London.

“It makes things harder because there is less money in Thanet too.

“I am worried because this could cause more job losses in the future and have an impact.”

According to the Office for National Statistics, unemployment this year fell as low as it was in 1975.

Barry Lewis: Credit: Democracy.kent.gov

Margate Cllr, Barry Lewis, wasn’t please when he had heard that unemployment in Kent has gone up as he feel it’s a waste of sources.

He said: “This is bad for the economy because people have less money which means businesses could close down.

“People need training and if they were employed locally it would be much cheaper.

“We need people to build houses and we need staff at hospitals.

“We need to fulfil their potential to work because people should be in work making money.”

Between October and December 2017, the value of unemployment nationally dropped to 4.4% and fell by 46,000 to 1.42 million between January and March.

Kent County Council’s press office were unable to comment when contacted.

 

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