50% rise in long-term unemployment for young ethnic minority people in UK

Analysis of free font Office for National Statistics figures showed there were 41,000 long-term unemployed 18 to 24-year-olds from BME backgrounds.

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Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves said the rise came at a “huge cost” to the young people, while equalities spokeswoman Gloria De Piero accused the Government of “shocking complacency”.

The number of young people from ethnic minority backgrounds who have been unemployed for more than a year has risen by almost 50% since the coalition came to power, according to figures released by the Labour party.

Labour will publish a ‘BAME manifesto’ for the election.

 

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