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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4715446.stm

UK unemployment rises once again
The unemployment rate rose to 5.1%
The number of people out of work in the UK has increased
, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
The number of unemployed rose by 108,000 to 1.54 million between October and December.
That pushed the unemployment rate up to 5.1% from 4.8% in the previous quarter, the ONS said.

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/news/article....11&in_page_id=2

Jobless total at highest for four yearsThis is Money

15 February 2006

UNEMPLOYMENT has grown by more than 100,000, while a record 7.9m people are now classed as economically inactive, new figures showed today.
The number of people out of work increased by 108,000 in the last quarter of 2005 to 1.54m, the highest total for four years. The jobless rate rose by 0.3% to 5.1%, the highest for three years.

The "miracle economy" continues to unwind.

Edited by Realistbear

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Now, this nearly 8 mil figure really scares the 5hit out of me :o Is this 8 mil of adults that could be working? If so we are well and truly gone past the point of no return

Economically inactive = people who are not in paid employment but who do not claim unemployment benefit.

Includes students, housewives, disabled, early retirement etc.

I would expect an increase in economically inactive as more people stay on in higher education and more people retire early.

It is the rising unemployment figures you should be worried about :ph34r:

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Economically inactive = people who are not in paid employment but who do not claim unemployment benefit.

Includes students, housewives, disabled, early retirement etc.

I would expect an increase in economically inactive as more people stay on in higher education and more people retire early.

It is the rising unemployment figures you should be worried about :ph34r:

well the amount of people on the sick has vastly increased directly in line with the harrasment giving to get them back to work.

many have simple gone to the incapacity queue from the dole queue

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Economically inactive = people who are not in paid employment but who do not claim unemployment benefit.

Includes students, housewives, disabled, early retirement etc.

I would expect an increase in economically inactive as more people stay on in higher education and more people retire early.

It is the rising unemployment figures you should be worried about :ph34r:

I saw this on BBC breakfast this morning, economically inactive people, although not claiming unemployment

Benefits, some are carers for disabled, elderly family members. And are entitled to other

Benefits not registered as unemployed. And a lot more put on training courses.

http://www.politics.co.uk/the-economy/unem...36;15157575.htm

Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show there are now 7.9 million people classed

as economically inactive, up 59,000 on the quarter and 93,000 on the year.

Was it 10 million in the 80's? (we've only just begun!)

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It's starting to feel kind of "crashy".

Agree. Keep hearing little snippets from all directions plus anecdotal stories which seem to point to a downward trend.

Is there anything that breaks down where jobs have been lost?

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