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37,000 Job Losses in South West
3:09pm 5th March 2012
It is revealed one in 14 public sector workers in the south west have lost their jobs in a year.
That adds up to 37,000 posts, according to the latest statistics.
It is the largest drop of any region in the whole country.
Campaigners say it is proof the government needs to back down over big spending cuts.
Keith Shilson from Penwith Anti-Cuts Alliance reckons it affect everyone in Cornwall:
"It's not only devastating for the people who are losing their jobs, and the people who are looking for work, but also in terms of the services those people are providing to us. These jobs are things like teaching assistants, nurses or people who work in job centres.
The figures show that, over the same period, six thousand jobs have been created in the private sector.
Keith reckons that isn't enough:
"It kind of gives the lie really to what the Tory-led government originally said which is that, although there would need to be job losses in the public sector, the slack would be taken up as it were, in the private sector, and we really haven't seen that."
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