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UK unemployment will continue to rise, warns Sunak

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak speaks during a virtual news conference, in London
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak speaks during a virtual news conference, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Unemployment in Britain will continue to increase, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Thursday after setting out a series of measures to support businesses and cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic.

"Unemployment is already rising and will continue to rise," he told a news conference.

(Reporting by David Milliken; writing by Costas Pitas; editing by Stephen Addison)