New research details reveals that the rate of unemployment in Scotland has rose to three times faster than in England within the last 12 months.
The research was commissioned by Labour Shadow Scottish secretary Jim Murphy, who is also the Labour MP for East Renfrewshire. He said, the number and the proportion of Scottish households which are workless have both increased by around 10% compared to England which have an increase by 3%. So he came to a conclusion that the percentage increase in workless households in Scotland is over three times greater than in England.
He is in the opinion that Scotland always suffers under a conservative government and the things are getting worse under the Tories in charge. Also, he added that the Tory-Lib Dem coalition costing jobs and an SNP government not doing enough to protect them.
Mr. Murphy is backing the contest to support the labour leadership of David Miliband. While Miliband says that he have plans to cut the deficit to promote jobs and growth.