UK unemployment highest in almost two decades

Latest figures show more than two and a half million Britons are out of work with levels at their highest in 17 years.

    Unemployment in the UK has reached its highest level in 17 years. More than two and a half million Britons are now out of work.

    Additionally, new rules say that unless people can prove they are looking for work for several hours a day they might get their benefits removed.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Manchester.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.