Unemployment In Essex Rises

The number of people out of work in Essex rose last month.

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According to figures released this morning, 13,305 people claimed Job Seekers' Allowance in January.

That is a rise of nearly 350 on the number in December 2015.

Nationally, a record number of people are in work and unemployment fell by another 60,000 in the final quarter of 2015 to its lowest rate in a decade.

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