Thu, 17 Nov 11
UK unemployment rose by 129,000 in the three months to September to 2.62 million, as youth unemployment rose above a million.
The jobless total for 16 to 24-year-olds hit a record of 1.02 million in the quarter and female unemployment was at its highest for 23 years.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the jobless rate hit 8.3%.
The number of people out of work and claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance rose by 5,300 to 1.6 million in October.
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