Worklessness and London's Women

MQT on 2012-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2012
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The number of unemployed women has skyrocketed in London from 39,813 in March 2008 to 90,459 in March 2012 with significant increases every year. I am sure you will agree that this is crisis situation for London's women. In your election campaign you emphasised job creation. What plans do you have, specifically targeted at women, to get them back into the working world?


Answer for Worklessness and London's Women

Answer for Worklessness and London's Women

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Rising unemployment is a challenge for many Londoners, including women. We need to create more jobs in London, which is why I have committed to creating 200,000 jobs over the next four years, including a specific element to increase the number of quality part-time jobs in the London's economy. This measure will support women back into the labour market. I have also announced a wide-ranging review of the major barriers to employment for Londoners. Where there are specific recommendations, I will seek to implement practical solutions and work with the Government to ensure that London's women are not left behind in the labour market.