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Jan. 26, 2021, 2:40 a.m. EST

U.K. unemployment rate jumps to 4-year high

By Jason Douglas

LONDON--The unemployment rate in the U.K. rose in November to its highest level in four years as rising coronavirus infections and government measures to contain them hit economic activity.

The unemployment rate was 5% in the three months through November, compared with 4.5% in the three months through August. The unemployment rate was last at 5% in summer 2016.

Write to Jason Douglas at jason.douglas@wsj.com

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