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2021-02-23T07:14:12Z  ·  reuters.com

UK jobless rate hits 5.1% as Sunak readies more job support

Britain's jobless rate rose to 5.1% in the last three months of 2020, its highest in nearly five years but still lower than it would have been without a huge coronavirus jobs support scheme that finance minister Rishi Sunak looks set to extend next week.