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This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.

• The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance increased by 17,500 between August and September 2011 to 1.60 million people aged 18 or over.

• The wider ILO measure of unemployment was 2.57 million in the period June-August 2011, a rise of 114,000 from the last quarter. The number of unemployed people has not been higher since the summer of 1994.

• The number of people in employment (16 and over) fell by 178,000 over the last quarter to 29.10 million (June-August 2011).

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