New figures to deepen jobs gloom

AOL Money Staff
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The latest state of the jobs market is to be revealed with new unemployment figures against a backdrop of increasingly gloomy predictions of redundancies.

Analysts expect the latest data will show another rise from last month's figure of 2.6 million amid predictions that the jobless total will not fall below 2.5 million until 2016 at the earliest and will peak at 2.9 million next year.