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Unemployment up in Yorkshire

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10:53am 13th April 2011

Unemployment in Yorkshire and the Humber has risen

There are an extra 2000 people out of work, it brings the total to 242,000, that's 9.2%.

Nationally the figure has fallen by 17 thousand and now stands at 2.48 million.

Even more young people are out of work, and the number of women claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has reached a near 15 year high.

The figures for 16 to 24 year-olds rose by 12-thousand - edging closer to the one million mark.

The stats are from over the three months to the end of February..

 

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