The Employment Minister and Fareham MP, Mark Hoban, has been talking about the disappointing unemployment figures for the South East, published on Wednesday 20 March.
Numbers for the last financial quarter released by the Office for National Statistics, reveal that unemployment in the region has increased by 6.6%, with 16,000 more people unemployed.
While there may have been an increase in the number of people in the labour market out of work, the South East remains the region with the second lowest level of unemployment in the UK after the South West.
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