Unemployment in Edinburgh increases by 9%

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Figures reveal that unemployment in the Scottish capital has risen in 9% in the last year.

The number of people on Job Seeker's Allowance in December 2011 was 11,117, compared with 10,224 in December 2010, and increase of 9%.

Unemployment in Scotland as a whole has also increased. The number increased by 19,000 in September-November 2011 alone. 231,000 people are now registered as unemployed in Scotland, 8.6% of the population, compared with 8.4% of the British population overall.

This week it has been revealed that unemployment in Britain has reached 2.68m, a 17-year high, with young people especially affected.

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