UK unemployment increases again

More bad news! Unemployment has risen, following on from yesterday’s rise in prices. Unemployment rose by 44,000 to reach almost 2.5 million in the three months to the end of December, according to statistics published by the Office for National Statistics earlier today. This gave an unemployment rate of 7.9%, which was up 0.1% on the quarter. The unemployment rate … Continue reading

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Over 20 per cent of young people now unemployed in the UK

In the three months to the end of November there was a rise in unemployment of 32,000 in the 16-24 year old category. This means that the number of young people without a job has now reached 951,000, which is the highest figure recorded since records began in 1992. Looking at the labour force as a whole, unemployment rose in … Continue reading

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The ups and downs of unemployment

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.0% in the three months to March 2010. But the number of unemployed increased by 53,000 over the quarter to reach 2.51 million. This is the highest figure since the three months to December 1994. Figures were also published by the Office for National Statistics yesterday to show that the number of people classed … Continue reading

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