Rise in local unemployment

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Unemployment in Cornwall has seen a small rise according to latest figures from The Office of National Statistics.

The number of people out of work in January rose by about 700. The number of people out of work in Cornwall and claiming benefit was 10,300, or 3.3% of the population – 1,322 higher than 12 months ago.

Nationally, total unemployment for the three months to December stood at 2.46 million, down 3,000 on the previous quarter.