Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The jobless recovery
U.K. unemployment claims climbed for a second month in September with the biggest increase in eight months, a sign the economy is losing momentum. Jobless benefit claims rose by 5,300 from the previous month to 1.473 million, the Office for National Statistics said today in London. That exceeded the median forecast of 23 economists for an increase of 4,500. Overall unemployment in the quarter through August fell by 20,000 to 2.45 million, led by 16 to 17 year-old people.