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A DWP tweet has been shot down for the nonsense it is 23 Oct 2018 01:13 #10675

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) hasn’t fooled anyone with a tweet about its record. Probably because it was so easy to pull apart.
The DWP: tweeting nonsense?
On Saturday 20 October, the DWP tweeted about youth unemployment; that is, people aged 16 to 24 looking for full or part-time work and not getting it. It proudly claimed that:
Did you know that youth unemployment has more than halved since 2010?
The DWP has been pushing this line for the past week:
And it seems to be part of some sort of PR campaign. Because on 10 October, Conservative MP Giles Watling asked the DWP boss Esther McVey in a written question:
what assessment she has made of trends in the level of youth employment since 2010.
Shock! Horror! DWP minister Alok Sharma answered on 19 October. And guess what? He had good news:
The youth unemployment is currently at a new record low of 10.8% – with the number of young people who are unemployed down by over 50% since 2010.
But on social media, the DWP wasn’t fooling anyone. Because people spotted a flaw in its spin.

www.thecanary.co/trending/2018/10/22/a-dwp-tweet-has-been-shot-down-for-the-nonsense-it-is/
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A DWP tweet has been shot down for the nonsense it is 23 Oct 2018 10:01 #10676

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All very well; BUT, Thousands of Young people have given up on the Benefits System, And get income other ways
in the Black Economy; And there was a report that Thousands have vanished from official Figures on a Training Programme
run by DSS, So I have no Trust in Any Government Figures.
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A DWP tweet has been shot down for the nonsense it is 23 Oct 2018 23:03 #10685

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Yes there is a flaw in the govt's statistics literally in the way they cobble them together. Some of these youths aren't unemployed anymore because they are deceased although the govt couldn't care less about that precise figure or how it has come about.
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