Unemployment has risen again in the Selly Oak constituency for the 3rd month in a row

Latest unemployment figures show unemployment has risen again for the third month in a row in the Selly Oak constituency.

Local MP Steve McCabe has expressed real concern about the figures which were revealed at the end of March by the Office for National Statistics.

The figures show that unemployment among those eligible to work in the Selly Oak constituency is up to 4.6% compared to 2.5% nationally.

Selly Oak constituency which includes Selly Oak, Bournville, Billesley and Brandwood wards / Google Maps

Steve said:”It is really worrying that month by month unemployment in my constituency is increasing and with March’s budget I don’t see things getting any better for my constituents who continue to get a raw deal from this government.”

“Education and social care funding cuts, unemployment up, GP practices closing and schools shut down.”

“What exactly does this government have against the people of Selly Oak?”

“We keep being told that people who are ‘just about managing’ are being put first but I don’t see any evidence of that here in Selly Oak. It’s clear that not enough is being done to invest in jobs and skills in Birmingham, especially in certain parts of my constituency which continues to be left behind.”