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Unemployment rises in Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire

Unemployment has risen in Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire Credit: PA file picture

The number of people out of work in Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire rose by 1.6% in the first three months of the year, according to figures released by the Government.

Between January and the end of March the total number of people unemployed in the region went up 4000 to 250,000.

It means the current unemployment rate in the region is 9%.

Youth unemployment rises in region

Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the country. According to a Labour survey, more than 9,700 18-24-year-olds have been out of work for a year.

The figure was 9,600 in the North West, just over 9,000 in the West Midlands, and almost 7,000 in Scotland and London.

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