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Yorkshire unemployment second highest in the UK

Hundreds attended a job fair at Sheffield Town Hall as new figures show unemployment in Yorkshire and the Humber region has risen by 5,000 and ranks second highest regional rate per head in the UK. According to the Office of National Statistics UK unemployment has increased slightly for the first time in two years. The UK-wide rate of unemployment rose from 4.3% to 4.4% for the three months to the end of December with 1.47 million now classed as out of work. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

New employment rights planned for gig economy workers

The government is planning to introduce new laws that could benefit millions of workers including rights to holiday and sick pay from day one in a job and the right of zero hours and agency workers to a stable contract. Martin Mayer, secretary of Sheffield Trade Union Council, welcomed the announcement but told Sheffield Live! that more needs to be done. Baillor Jalloh reports.