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UK unemployment rate jumps to 5.1%

The unemployment rate rose to 5.1 per cent last month – a five-year high – as Covid continued to inflict damage on the UK economy.

The Office for National Statistics said the jobless rate was up 0.4 percentage points on the previous quarter and up 1.3 percentage points on a year earlier.

Read more here: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-unemployment-rate-2021-b1805962.html

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