Unemployment UP By 23,000 In Yorkshire

New stats out show there were 23,000 MORE people out of work in Yorkshire in the 3 months between May and July.

There are now 272,000 unemployed people in the region - a rise of around 9% on the previous 3 months.

It's also 28,000 more than this time last year.

11,000 more men are out of work in Yorkshire - 166,000 in total.

And for women there's been an increase of 12,000 on the previous quarter - up to 107,000.

Nationally unemployment fell by 7,000 to 2.59 million - which means 8.1% of the population are unemployed.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the number claiming jobseekers allowance last month was 1.57 million, down by 15,000 on July - the largest monthly fall since June 2010.

London accounted for 5,500 of the fall in the so-called claimant count, suggesting a jobs boost from the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Other figures revealed the number of part-time workers increased by 134,000 to reach 8.12 million - the highest since records began in 1992.

The number of Britons working part-time because they can't find a full-time job also hit a record high of 1.42 million. The ONS also revealed that public sector employment fell for the eleventh quarter in a row, by 235,000 to 5.7 million. 

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