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UK unemployment rises by 118,000

UK unemployment rose by 118,000 in the three months to November to 2.685 million, official figures show.

The Office for National Statistics said the unemployment rate also rose to 8.4% from 8.3%, the highest since January 1996.

The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in December rose by 1,200 to 1.6 million.

David Freeman from the Office for National Statistics says youth unemployment is at its highest since 1992.

  • 18 Jan 2012
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