Neil Carberry, CBI Director for Employment & Skills, said:
â€œThe rise in unemployment is disappointing and reflects a lacklustre economy over recent months.
â€œHowever, the increase in the headline rate is due to more people looking for work, who werenâ€™t previously doing so, rather than simple job losses. Numbers claiming unemployment benefits are still falling.
â€œThe flat employment growth is down to a fall in part-time jobs. Full-time posts increased again this month, continuing the positive trend of recent months.â€
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