Thursday, July 16, 2009

UK unemployment reaches 2.38 million

Unemployment in the UK reached 2.38 million in May 2008, after a 281,000 rise in the March to May period, leading to an unemployment rate of 7.6% that the highest in the UK in more than 10 years.

The number of people claiming unemployment benefit increased by 23,800 in June, reaching 1.56 million.

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