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Thursday, 1 September 2011

2,440 Jobs lost in Merseyside Councils since General Election

The Liverpool Echo reports that the five local authorities on Merseyside have spent over £45 million making 2,440 workers redundant since May 2010. This represents a significant loss of employment opportunities in an area which in recent years has experienced the biggest rise in unemployment among young women in the UK: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2011/08/31/45m-total-pay-off-bill-for-merseyside-councils-with-data-visualisation-100252-29332098/