British official unemployment rises to 7.8%


LONDON—Britain’s unemployment rate edged higher to 7.8 percent in the three months to the end of December from 7.7 percent in the three months to the end of November, official data showed on Wednesday.

The number of unemployed people rose to 2.50 million from 2.49 million over the same period, the Office for National Statistics added in a statement.

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • Babinski Michaelangelo Resma T

    Gaba yan, mag nanakaw.

  • Horst Manure

    All part of the world depression and a lot worse to come for the West who wanted to over spand and feds who allowed easy credit.

  • Ros Feliciano

    This percentage of unemployment will still rise as it is a sign of karma for being the master mind in the inclussion of North Borneo to the Federation of Malaya, which the latter had changed the name to Sabah to mislead the unborn generations of the Sultan of Sulu.

  • sagbotgamot

    a lot of job waiting for them in Sabah, North Borneo and Falkland Islands, Argentina.

  • kilabot

    uk has just fallen to perversion. 

  • boybakal

    Well, the Brits can come to the Philippines….Pila  pila ang investors, one million jobs every year and high economic growth.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks



latest videos