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UK unemployment continues to edge up

UK unemployment rose by 48,000 to 2.67 million in the three months to December, the smallest rise in almost a year.

As a consequence the unemployment rate edged up to 8.4% - its highest for 16 years - figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

Stephanie Flanders reports.

  • 15 Feb 2012
  • From the section UK
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