Ministry: joblessness nearly double official figures
AFP · 12 Mar 2008, 12:31
Published: 12 Mar 2008 12:31 GMT+01:00
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The Ministry said unemployed people over 58 years of age were not included in the headline figure, which last month was 3.617 million people. The revelation came in response to a request from an opposition member of parliament.
A spokeswoman for the Labour Ministry defended its statistical methods, saying "this is nothing new, and there are mechanisms of this kind in all countries."