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Unemployment increase disappoints MP

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Thursday 13th September 2012

MP Dan Jarvis has told of his dissapointment at the increase in unemployment in Barnsley, despite a national improvement.

 

In Barnsley Central, the number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance rose again in August and is 161 higher than in the same month last year.

 

Mr Jarvis said: “This demonstrates the urgent need for further action in Barnsley Central to encourage employers to come into the town and to increase the skills base amongst our unemployed.

 

“This is vital to the local economy, which continues to be under attack with people having less money to spend with our local shops and businesses.”

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