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Unemployment rises in UK by 28,000 to 2.67m, ONS reports

UK unemployment rose by 28,000 to 2.67 million during the three months to January, with the unemployment rate at 8.4%, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Unemployment amongst women accounted for most of the increase.

The government said the data showed the situation was "stabilising" but Labour said ministers were being "complacent".

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 14 Mar 2012
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