Following my query the council will publish amended figures today for the rise in worklessness in the Derwent Valley Partnership area.
Sadly, although the correction reduces the figure for the increase in the number of people who are workless, it doesn’t change the harsh fact that the number of people not working in our area has risen significantly over the last twelve months. It won’t be helped, either, by the news that the Eurozone has slipped back into recession. All too often parts of the media behave as though the economic health of Europe isn’t our concern.
The cleric John Donne was closer to the truth when he wrote “no man is an island, entire of itself”. The same goes for national economies.