The shadow work and pensions secretary, Liam Byrne
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Liam Byrne: 'We're facing an unemployment emergency'

The shadow work and pensions secretary, Liam Byrne, has said we are facing an unemployment emergency.

Official jobless figures out today show that unemployment is at the highest level for 17 years.

The number of people out of work in the three months to November increased by 118,000 to 2.68 million.

The jobless rate now stands at 8.4%.

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