British jobless rate slips to 7.9 percent: official data

16th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

Britain's unemployment rate dipped to 7.9 percent in the three months to the end of April, compared with the November-January period, official data showed on Wednesday.

The unemployment rate compared with 8.0 percent in the three months to March, the Office for National Statistics said in a statement.

The number of unemployed people, meanwhile, rose by 23,000 in the three months to the end of April to reach 2.47 million.


© 2010 AFP

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