Victoria Derbyshire

About 34 minutes into the programme an article with reporter Andy Verity in the studio discussing with Victoria Derbyshire that 3-month unemployment had risen by 10,000 – and a banner headline stating this along the foot of the screen for the entire piece. Reporter explained that the labour market and economy was slowing down and that “those wishing to stay in the EU” would probably attribute it to the effects of Brexit. This morning I read in the paper that for the same period the number of people in word reached a record 31.8 million, 106,000 more than in the previous 3-month period and 560,000 more compared with a year earlier. And – YES – the number unemployed rose by 10,000 (but is still down by 118,000 compared with the same period last year). What a disgrace.

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