Youth jobless figures concern

A SOUTH Yorkshire MP has criticised Government policies after youth unemployment more than tripled in his constituency during the last year.

Employment statistics show the number of 18-24 year olds out of work for more than a year in Labour MP John Healey’s Wentworth and Dearne seat was 65 in June 2011 – but rocketed to 225 by June this year. Mr Healey said: “Ministers need to wake up to the jobs crisis.”