The latest figures to emerge from Britain show that unemployment has risen to its highest rate in 15 years, with the number of young people without a job moving above the one million mark.

A group of unemployed youths has marched 500km, down from the northeast of England to London, as a deliberate and direct echo of the famous Jarrow march of 1936, when 200 unemployed men marched to plead for work during the depression.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.

Source: Al Jazeera and agencies