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UK Unemployment Rate Hits 5% Highest Since 2016

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UK unemployment rate hit 5.0 per cent at the end of last year due to the coronavirus fallout, the highest level since late 2016, official data showed  Tuesday.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government, Sir Patrick Vallance, attend a news conference on the novel coronavirus, in London, Britain March 3, 2020. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

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The rate for the three months to the end of November compares with 4.9 per cent in the quarter to October, the Office for National Statistics said in a statement.

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