Ben Gillet
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'I have no reason to be confident'

UK unemployment rose by 48,000 to 2.67 million in the three months to December, official figures have shown.

The unemployment rate was 8.4%, the Office for National Statistics said, the highest for 16 years.

The number of young people without a job rose 22,000 to 1.04m, taking the unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-olds to 22.2%.

Ben Gillet is 25 and jobless and he told Radio 4's Sima Kotecha about the "mind-numbing monotony" of unemployment.

  • 15 Feb 2012
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