Douglas Alexander MP
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Douglas Alexander: Rising unemployment figures 'very concerning'

For the first time in six months, there has been a rise in the number of unemployed people in the UK, with the figures soaring to 2.5 million.

The surprise increase was driven by public sector job losses, and pushed the unemployment rate up to 7.9%.

The Shadow Work and Pensions secretary Douglas Alexander called these figures "very concerning".

  • 15 Dec 2010