Unemployment figures published in March offered more evidence of a slowdown in the labour market, the TUC said in response.
Although the rise in employment was encouraging, the TUC said that the new jobs being created were mainly part-time. Furthermore, these jobs were not paying enough to replace the full-time earnings that people needed.
Meanwhile, record high youth unemployment dominated the agenda at this year's TUC youth conference. With EMA and the Future Jobs Fund axed, the TUC said that young people were being given no option but to join the back of the dole queue.
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