'4.75m in UK could be jobless'

The TUC Congress opens in Bournemouth today amid a warning that unemployment could be almost double the headline figure of 2.5 million.

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TUC warns jobless total could be as high as 4.75 million

The TUC has said wider forms of unemployment should be given the same level of importance in the UK as in the United States. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive

The TUC Congress opens in Bournemouth today with a warning that unemployment could be as high as 4.75 million.

A TUC report published ahead of the south coast meeting said wider measures of joblessness should be incorporated into the total, including the economically inactive.

As well as the 2.5 million official jobless figure, a further 2.26 million people want a job but are not classified as unemployed, the TUC said.

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