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Unemployment rises for second successive month

Unemployment increased by 25,000 between April and June, figures showed - marking the second rise in successive months.

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Unemployment rises again with 1.85 million out of work

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.

Two years of declining unemployment ended between March and May as the number out of work increased. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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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