Public sector employment down by 20,000


UK public sector #employment down for the 13th quarter running, by 20,000 to 5.722m #ons

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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.