Glasgow rejects unemployment 'blackspot' claim

GLASGOW has been named as one of the UK's worst youth unemployment "blackspots" in a new report.

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However, Glasgow City Council has slammed the report by the Work Foundation.

The report claims that unemployment among 16 to 24-year-olds was over 25% in many cities, including Glasgow.

Lizzie Crowley of the Work Foundation said: "In some cities almost a third of young people are looking for work but are unable to find it."

A Glasgow City Council spokesman said the "authority absolutely do not recognise" the unemployment rate of 27.3% attributed to it.

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