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Conservative and Labour figures have clashed over claims fears over a potential Labour-SNP coalition stopped business owners from employing people before and after the election.
While unemployment has risen, the number of EU migrants working in the UK has topped two million for the first time.
Official labour market figures showed a record 2,033,000 people foreigners were employed in the three months to June, up 4% on the previous quarter.
The Government has said it is helping "millions across the country to succeed and achieve their full potential" despite the latest jobs figures showing more people out of work as unemployment rose again to 1.85 million.
His Labour counterpart, though, said the latest figures were "worrying", highlighting a rise in youth unemployment as of particular concern.
The latest increase of unemployment "strengthens (the) possibility" the jobs market may be levelling off, the Office for National Statistics has cautioned.
Unemployment increased by 25,000 between April and June to 1.85 million, while the ONS showed jobs vacancies have largely steadied in the last six months.
Unemployment increased by 25,000 between April and June to 1.85 million, official figures have shown.
The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance last month fell by 4,900 to 792,400, the Office for National Statistics said.
Average earnings increased by 2.4% in the year to June, 0.8% down on the previous month.
The latest figures show the second consecutive monthly rise in unemployment after two years of decline in the number of people out of work.
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