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Should government help the unemployed back into work?

August 12, 2017 . 8:52 am

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 8:52amBy Kirsten Smith @journogirl247 Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Share on Whatsapp

Should the government be doing more to help the long-term unemployed back into work?

That’s the question on the mind of Rushen MHK Juan Watterson, who’ll quiz Economic Development Minister Laurence Skelly on the issue.

The question’s been posed on a special Tynwald question paper, the first ever to appear during the court’s traditional summer recess.

Mr Watterson says very few people have been out of work on the Island for extended periods:

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