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'Unemployment is unwelcome', Grayling

UK unemployment rose by 128,000 in the three months to October to 2.64 million, the highest level since 1994.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the jobless rate was 8.3%, up from 7.9% in the previous quarter.

Youth unemployment rose to 1.027 million, the highest since records began in 1992, beating the previous record set only last month.

The Employment Minister, Chris Grayling, says "any unemployment is unwelcome".

  • 14 Dec 2011
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