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Unemployment rises by 7,000

Unemployment increased by 7,000 between November and January to 2.52 million, official figures have revealed. But the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance last month fell by 1,500 to 1.54 million.

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PM: 'Difficult and hard road to turn economy round'

It is a very difficult and hard road that we are travelling to turn this economy round after the huge mess that was made by the Party opposite. But when we look at the fact that, just this morning, we can see an extra 131,000 people in work we are seeing the changes necessary to start the rebuilding of our economy.

– Prime Minister David Cameron

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