11 April 2009
Unemployment to peak at 2.2m.
Yes, you heard me right - the claimant count will peak at 2.2m. Lets remember that the claimant count was 3.4m under the Tories. So the worst recession the world has ever seen is going to leave Labour run UK with less than 2/3 of the unemployment that the Tories managed to inflict TWICE on us with their two recessions. So what is all this talk of 3m unemployed mentioned in the media? This is the labour force survey that the Tories conveniently never published (or collected to ILO international standards) because it would have been 5m plus! Please, please remember this point - it is very important. People are going to see the LRS figures and mistakenly assume unemployment is as bad now as the Tory years. IT ISN'T!!!