Jobless numbers 'expected to rise'

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Unemployment expected to rise Credit: ITV Anglia

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.

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Jobless totals to 'peak in September' Credit: ITV Anglia

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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Warning over rising unemployment

A new study by the think-tank, the IPPR suggests an additional 11,000 will become unemployed in the East of England.