Britain’s unemployment rate rises to 5.8%

Britain’s unemployment rate rises to 5.8%
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First Published: Wed, Nov 12 2008. 04 31 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Nov 12 2008. 04 31 PM IST
London: Britain’s unemployment rate rose to 5.8% or 1.82 million unemployed in the three months to September, as the economic slowdown hit the job market, official figures showed on Wednesday.
The rate rose from 5.4% in the previous quarter, Britain’s Office for National Statistics said.
The total number of unemployed people in Britain is now the highest it has been in more than a decade.
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