BBC says UK unemployment rate hits 7.1 million

A slight typo from the BBC when the unemployment figures were released a day early.

BBC Reports 7.1 Million unemployed in the UK

The rate had reached 7.1%, not 7.1 million. The actual number is much lower, although a still painfully high 2.15 million.

Ooops!

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One comment on “BBC says UK unemployment rate hits 7.1 million
  1. M@ says:

    Even better. This morning the BBC News site had a headline along the lines of ‘Ministers claim expenses on swimming pools’ followed by the subheading ‘Speaker condemns leak’

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