Areas of Dundee approaching 10 per cent unemployment rates.
The number of those unemployed in Dundee last month now show areas in the city with almost 10 per cent unemployed.
According to data released to Marlyn Glen, those with almost 1 in 10 claiming Job Seekers Allowance are - Lochee West ( 9.2 per cent) ; Pitkerro ( 9.2 per cent) ; Stobswell ( 9.1 per cent) Longhaugh (9.0 per cent).
Areas approaching double digit rates are Douglas ( 8.7 per cent) ; East Port (8.1 per cent) ; Whitfield ( 7.6 per cent) .
The areas with the lowest rates continue to be West Ferry (1.2 per cent) ; Riverside ( 1.5 per cent) ; Barnhill ( 2.0 per cent) ; Balgillo ( 2.2 per cent); Broughty Ferry ( 2.3 per cent)
Ms. Glen commented,
"Unemployment in Dundee is set to rise significantly because of the severity of the Tory-led UK Government’s deficit-reduction measures.
"These have been aggravated by the harsh cuts in spending imposed on the public services by the SNP Government in Holyrood.
" There are viable alternatives to such unfairness that would see the deficit reduced greatly by billions.
"These include through tougher action on tax avoidance and more resources devoted to gathering outstanding tax revenues.
"Tax Research estimates that over £120 billion of tax revenues is outstanding in the UK – £25 billion in tax avoidance, £70 billion in tax evasion and £28 billion uncollected.
"PCS, the Public and Commercial Services Union, have illustrated how the deficit can be tackled by employing many more HMRC staff to claw back the uncollected tax."
Number of those claiming Job Seekers Allowance in Dundee in December 2010 by area