Fears for post-lockdown recovery as East Midlands jobless rises above national average

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The number of people out of work in the East Midlands is higher than the UK average, new figures show.

The latest figures come amid reports many of the region’s employers are considering further cuts as the long-term hit from the pandemic takes hold.

Meanwhile young workers continue to be the worst affected by joblessness after almost a year of Covid-19 restrictions.

Britain’s jobless rate has surged to its highest level for nearly five years, but official figures seem to suggest some “early signs” of a stabilising jobs market.

Nationally, unemployment stood at 1.7 million between October and December, up 454,000 over the year, marking the biggest annual increase since the financial crisis.

But there

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