Wednesday, 15 February 2012

East midlands Unemployment up by 1,000

Unemployment in the East Midlands rose by 1,000 in the three months to December, official figures have revealed.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that a total of 188,000 people were unemployed in the region between October and December.
The region's unemployment rate was 8.2% and saw an increase of 0.5% during the period. The worst in the UK was the North West which saw the biggest increase in people out of work at 9.3% followed by London at 10.0%.
Across the country the unemployment rate increased to a 16-year high after another rise in the jobless total.


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