Seán Neeson MLA said: “It is deeply disappointing that unemployment continues to rise. These figures underline the urgent need for the Stormont Executive to get back to real work and deliver a radical strategy like a Green New Deal to create more jobs and maximise Northern Ireland’s economic potential. At this difficult time almost everyone is worried about their job and I would like to see the Executive focus on the pressing concerns of the public.
“Job losses are a massive problem and put individuals and families under overwhelming pressure. My thoughts are with all those who have become unemployed in recent times and I want to see our government doing more to address this devastating problem.”