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Long-term jobless 'a real danger'

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Despite some optimistic talk of signs of economic recovery - optimism not shared by the Bank of England in its latest assessment of things - unemployment is continuing to rise. Lord Layard, director of the London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance, discusses if there is a dramatic deterioration in job prospects for young people.

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