Wednesday, August 12, 2009
More green shoots
The recession claimed another 220,000 jobs in the three months to June to take the total number of unemployed to 2.44 million, official figures show. Unemployment in the UK is now at its highest level since the summer of 1995. The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance in July rose by 24,900 to 1.58 million, said the Office for National Statistics. This was its worst level for more than 12 years. It marks the 17th month in a row where the so-called claimant count has increased in the UK.