Business quote of the day: long-term unemployment

We still need to tackle long-term unemployment.                                  

Mark Hoban, the employment minister, tells the BBC his to-do list after figures today show that the number of people out of work in the UK has fallen to its lowest total for more than a year. However, the official figures show that the 49,000 fall in unemployment was mainly driven by falling youth unemployment.

Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia

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The Deep Dive podcast: Mandates and Manifestos

The New Statesman's Deep Dive podcast.

Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood return for another episode of the Deep Dive. This time they're plunging into the murky world of election promises with Catherine Haddon, resident historian at the Institute of Government. Together they explore what an electoral mandate means, what a manifesto is for, and why we can't sue the government when they fail to keep their promises.

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