Neeson fears over unemployment rise

Alliance Enterprise Spokesperson Séan Neeson MLA has expressed deep concern that Northern Ireland has seen its biggest increase in the unemployment rate in 28 years. The number of claimants has risen by 3,100 last month to 34,100.

Séan Neeson MLA stated: “These figures are deeply worrying. Last night we heard about potential job losses in Carrickfergus and it seems like bad news on the employment front now comes on a daily basis.

“This is an extremely difficult economic time for not Northern Ireland, but the wider world.

“I hope the Stormont Executive’s financial package helps turn things round but I am not confident their measures are strong enough. Too many of their plans are short-term and do little to re-balance the economy.”


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