11,000 more people in our region will be without a job before the end of the summer, according to a study by the Institute for Public Policy Research.
The left wing think tank believes unemployment will not 'peak' until the autumn.
Government figures show, at the moment, there are 208,000 jobless in the region. The latest unemployment figures are due out on Wednesday 18 April.
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Animals at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire have been keeping their cool in the searing heat.
Pollen levels ranging between High and Very High in the hot and sunny weather
A few thundery showers may develop after midday but not everyone will see them. Another hot day but not quite as hot as Wednesday