Global jobless total on the rise, says UN labour agency

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The number of jobless people around the world rose by 4m in 2012 to 197m and is expected to grow further, the UN labour agency has warned.

In a report, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said the worst affected were youth, with nearly 13% of under 24-year-olds unemployed.

It said global unemployment was projected to rise 5.1m this year and by a further 3m in 2014.

Imogen Foulkes reports.

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