Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Bosco Ntaganda to face trial for war crimes at the ICC

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

2015-09-01 20:44 MEDIA WATCH

Read more

THE DEBATE

Ukraine's Warmongers: Far-right blamed for Kiev grenade attack (part 2)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Ukraine's Warmongers: Far-right blamed for Kiev grenade attack (part 1)

Read more

FOCUS

A Syrian family's desperate journey westward

Read more

ENCORE!

Stereophonics remember their roots on 'Keep the Village Alive'

Read more

ACCESS ASIA

India’s pharmaceutical industry under scrutiny

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Rock en Seine, Maïa Vidal and a-ha

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Chinese journalist apologises 'for contributing to market turmoil'

Read more

Business

Number of jobless at highest level for 14 years

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-09-16

The number of jobless people in recession-hit Great Britain has risen to 2.47 million, its highest level since May 1995, according to the Office for National Statistics.

AFP - The number of people claiming jobless benefits in recession-hit Britain has jumped to 2.47 million for the first time in 14 years, official data showed Wednesday.
  
Britain's unemployment rate meanwhile jumped to 7.9 percent in the three months to July, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed in a statement.
  
"The number of unemployed people increased by 210,000 over the quarter and by 743,000 over the year, to reach 2.47 million," it said. That was the higest level since May 1995.
  
The ONS added: "The unemployment rate was 7.9 per cent for the three months to July 2009. It has not been higher since the three months to November 1996."

Date created : 2009-09-16

COMMENT(S)