UK unemployment hits highest level for 17 years

UK unemployment hits highest level for 17 years
# 12 October 2011 13:30 (UTC +04:00)
Baku - APA-Economics. Unemployment has reached a 17-year high after more than 100,000 people joined the ranks of those looking for a job, grim new figures showed today.

Youth unemployment reached a record high of 991,000, while the numbers claiming jobseeker’s allowance increased for the seventh month in a row, to 1.6 million.

Other figures showed a 178,000 slump in employment in the quarter to August - the biggest fall in more than two years - and the largest-ever cut in the number of part-time workers, down by 175,000.
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