Employment rate is still at a RECORD high of 74.5 per cent but jobless total creeps up
The number of people in work is still at record levels but unemployment has risen slightly, according to the latest figures.
The jobless total rose by 10,000 in the quarter to August to 1.66 million, the first jump since the turn of the year.
The claimant count, including those on Jobseeker's Allowance, also increased last month - up by 700 to 776,400. It was the sixth time in the last seven months that the figure has increased.
But employment was up by 106,000 in the latest quarter to almost 32 million, the highest since records began in 1971.
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