Dundee unemployment levels by city area
22 August 2012
Councillor Kevin Keenan, Labour group leader on Dundee City Council, last week outlined a series of measures to revive the flat-lining local economy
These were :
- Bringing forward investment projects
- Giving small firms a one year national insurance tax break to allow them to take on extra workers
-A temporary cut in the UK Government's VAT rise which would mean a £450 boost for families with children.
-A cut in VAT on home improvements to 5% for a year to help homeowners and small businesses.
- A fair and just tax on bankers’ bonuses to fund a real jobs guarantee for all young people out of work for a year and help build many more affordable homes.
His call was in response to the latest unemployment figures for Dundee which had increased to a 14-year high and were the highest of the four main Scottish cities.
Now new figures reveal the extent of joblessness in the city’s own distinct communities. (See below )
Commenting on the figures for the Douglas, Pitkerro and Craigiebank areas, Lesley Brennan, Councillor for East End ward, said,
“If all those unemployed were in full-time employment they would be helping the city’s economy by spending on local goods and services.
“They would also by paying taxes and national insurance, and not claiming Job Seekers Allowance, and so helping to get the economy back on track.”
Norma McGovern, Councillor for Lochee ward, said,
“Getting our city back to work is a priority, particularly for those in areas of high unemployment such as the central area of Lochee ward where over 500 are out of work
"There should be more investment in housing to benefit the building trade and to match the need for more affordable homes. “
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Source : Office of National Statisticstop
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