Chancellor defends employment record
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Philip Hammond says there are 'no unemployed people'

Speaking to Andrew Marr, the chancellor says "there are no unemployed people", when asked about the threat to jobs posed by new technology.

Asked to clarify, he said the government had not forgotten the 1.4m unemployed in the UK, saying people were finding work "at a remarkable rate".

Opposition parties have seized on the remarks, calling him "out of touch".

  • 19 Nov 2017
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