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South West unemployment up

The South West was the region with the biggest increase in unemployment between January and March.

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Business reaction to jobless figures

Following recent positive news on the economy, today's UK labour market data provides something of a reality check. At least there was one piece of good news, with unemployment on the claimant count measure seeing a further drop in April, down by 7,300."

– Martin Beck, UK Economist, Capital Economics

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