Unemployment approaches 2.5m

September 24, 2009
Lizzie Syddall

Unemployment has reached 2.47m following a 210,000 rise in the three months to July, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Jobseeker’s Allowance claimant numbers rose by 24,400 to 1.61m in August, the highest since May 1997.

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