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UK unemployment rate holds steady at 7.7%

UK unemployment rate holds steady at 7.7%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment fell further in the three months to May. The ONS said unemployment fell by 26,000 in the three month period to 2.45 million. The latest figures means the unemployment rate remained flat at 7.7%. However, the number of Britons claiming jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) surged [...]

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UK unemployment rate rises to 8%

UK unemployment rate rises to 8%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment rose in the three months to January. The ONS said unemployment grew by 27,000 in the three month period to 2.529 million. The latest figures means the unemployment rate has risen from 7.9% in January to 8% in February - a 10-month high. In [...]

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UK unemployment rate remains unchanged at 7.9%

UK unemployment rate remains unchanged at 7.9%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment rose in the three months to December. The ONS said unemployment grew by 44,000 in the three month period to 2.49 million. The latest figures means the unemployment rate is unchanged from last month at 7.9% – in line with forecasts. In the meantime, [...]

February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK unemployment rate remains unchanged at 7.9%

UK unemployment rate remains unchanged at 7.9%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment rose in the three months to November. The ONS said unemployment grew by 49,000 in the three month period to 2.498 million. The latest figures means the unemployment rate is unchanged from last month at 7.9% - in line with forecasts. In the meantime, [...]

January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK unemployment rate falls to 7.7%

UK unemployment rate falls to 7.7%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed UK unemployment dipped in the three months to August. The ONS said unemployment fell by 20,000 in the three month period to 2.448 million. The latest figures means the unemployment rate dipped from 7.8% to 7.7% - the lowest rate since May 2009. In the meantime, [...]

October 13, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Iain Duncan Smith calls for massive shake-up of benefits system

Iain Duncan Smith calls for massive shake-up of benefits system

In the Government’s emergency budget in June, it was revealed that the benefits system would be in line for a radical overhaul. One option being considered would see unemployment benefits and tax credits abolished and replaced with a single payment, Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, has announced. The move is designed to cut [...]

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UK unemployment rate eases to 7.9%

UK unemployment rate eases to 7.9%

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed that UK unemployment fell in April. According to the ONS, the number of people unemployed in the UK fell from 2.51 million to 2.471 million in the three months to April. The latest figures means the unemployment rate dipped to 7.9% from 8%. In comparison, the [...]

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UK unemployment total highest since December 1994

UK unemployment total highest since December 1994

May 12, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK unemployment continues to fall

UK unemployment continues to fall

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed that UK unemployment fell slightly in the three months to January to 2.45 million. The latest figures take the unemployment rate to 7.8%, according to the ONS. In the meantime, the number of Britons claiming jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) also fell by 32,300 in February to 1.59 [...]

March 17, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK unemployment continues to slow

UK unemployment continues to slow

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed that UK unemployment fell slightly in the three months to December to 2.46 million. However, the unemployment rate remains the same at 7.8%, according to the ONS. In the meantime, the number of Britons claiming jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) rose by 23,500 in January to 1.64 million [...]

February 17, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK unemployment continues to slow

UK unemployment continues to slow

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed that UK unemployment fell by 7,000 in the three months to November to 2.46 million, taking the unemployment rate down to 7.8%. Furthermore, the number of Britons claiming jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) fell by more than expected in December, down 15,000 to 1.61 million - its biggest [...]

January 20, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Ireland sees surge in unemployment

Ireland sees surge in unemployment

Ireland, which was the first country in the euro zone to enter recession, has experienced a sharp rise in unemployment. New figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) revealed that the number of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance surged by 87.5% in the 12 months to March. According to the CSO, the number of people [...]

April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments More