January 18, 2012 5:16 pm Published by

Unemployment has reached its highest figure in seventeen years, taking the total number of unemployed people to 2.62 million.

The reason for the increase is a combination of people coming out of economic inactivity, students claiming benefits for the first time, an increase in the number of people going into self-employment coupled with the highest number of women claiming benefits since 1987.

Unemployment has reached 2.62 million, the highest figure for seventeen years



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