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One in three jobseekers has been looking for work for over a year

Responding to the latest unemployment figures published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:

'These figures are bad, although thankfully not quite the disaster we saw at the end of last year.

'With one in three jobseekers looking for work for over a year, and around six unemployed people for every job vacancy, the government's mantra that there are 'plenty of jobs out there' just doesn't ring true.

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