EU’s Eurozone ‘has been DISASTROUS and forced MASS UNEMPLOYMENT’ while UK jobs soar

THE European Union’s Eurozone “has been disastrous and forced mass unemployment” while UK jobs soar, the former head of the British Chambers of Commerce has claimed.

John Longworth made the comments as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) stated unemployment in the bitter bloc sits at 8.8 per cent compared to the UK’s 4.3 per cent.

He said: “The EU and the Eurozone in particular has been disastrous for the people of Europe. Doctrinaire and shameful policies have forced mass unemployment on many EU nations.

“These figures alone tell us why Britain is better off out of the EU.”

The figures from the global watchdog come during a current 42-year low of unemployment in Britain since it made the decision to rid itself from the clutches of meddling Eurocrats.

The distinguished figures from Britain trump the OECD average of 5.6 per cent – the body is made up 35 economies including the US, Mexico and Japan.

Seven of the eight countries in the group that have an employment rate of over 8 per cent are in the Eurozone.

Greece has the highest unemployment in the OECD with a demonstrable 20.6 per cent.

Spain comes in at 16.7 per cent while Italy also fails to get into single figures at 11.1 per cent.

The UK has so far defied all predictions from Remoaners that it would face a job crisis by adding an extra 300,000 to the market.

Last month a top CEO insisted Brexit “will help young people” and “reduce the pool of skilled and unskilled foreign employees”.

Ivan Menezes said young people are “trapped in the negative loop of no experience, no job, no experience”.

He added: “We have an opportunity and an obligation to meet this challenge by offering those 800,000 young unemployed British people a route into work.

“This is a scandalous waste of talent for both business and society.

“It is clear Brexit will have – and already is having – an impact on the UK labour market.

“Brexit will reduce the pool of skilled and unskilled foreign employees available to business across sectors and regions.

”From agriculture to construction, hospitality to healthcare, we have regularly heard businesses and trade bodies warning over labour shortages as access to migrant workers declines.”

He also wrote in The Telegraph: “Pret-A-Manger revealed earlier this year that only 1 in 50 of its job applicants was a UK national.

“To build our workforces, companies will all have to work harder on recruitment and training.

“In the food and drink sector alone, 40,000 people are expected to retire in the next few years and an estimated 140,000 new workers will be required between now and 2025.

“We need to match those job openings with the hundreds of thousands of young people who currently lack the skills or the confidence to seek out those roles.”

December 13th, 2017: Express