Rise in Cornish unemployment

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The number of unemployed people in Cornwall passed the 10,000 mark last month, according to figures release today.

The Office of National Statistics reported that the number of people out of work and claiming benefit rose from 9,799 in January, to 10,060.

Nationally, unemployment rose by 27,000 in the three months to the end of January to 2.53 million, the highest for 17 years.

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