UK unemployment increases to 2.685m

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David Freeman from the Office for National Statistics says youth unemployment is at its highest since 1992
UK unemployment rose by 118,000 in the three months to November to 2.685 million, official figures show.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) 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.
The number of young people looking for work rose to 1.043m, taking the rate for 16-24 year-olds to 22.3%.
The number of people in employment rose slightly in the three months to November by 18,000 to 29.119 million.
The figures support the picture of a flat UK economy, with other data released on Wednesday showing average weekly earnings, including bonuses, grew at just 1.9%.

Above article is an extract taken from the BBC News website.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I personally have never understood this “unemployment crisis”. I have had two jobs in my life (one of which I am still with) and both of which I have never had any problem. My first job I heard about the day of the interview, popped along and was offered the job the very next day. I heard about the second job while making a brief stop over at Grassroots. I attended an open recruitment session and was offered the job a few days later. I admit that I had spent a few weeks searching prior to finding my second job, but I believe that many people just aren’t looking far enough.

    I have heard these “horror stories” on programmes like the Jeremy Vine show and in papers, where mothers ring in claiming that their 21-year old son has been searching for a job for months handing CVs to countless shops. Besides the possibility that these people are lying, I would believe that these cases are most certainly in the minority.

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