UK unemployment total reaches 17 year high

UK unemployment rose by 114,000 between June and August to 2.57 million, a 17 year high, according to official figures.

The jobless total for 16 to 24 year olds hit a record high of 991,000 in the quarter, a jobless rate of 21.3%

The number of people out of work and claiming benefits rose 17,500 to 1.6 million in September.

The Employment Secretary, Chris Grayling, said that what the UK was now seeing was ‘the impact of the international financial crisis’.

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