In addition, ONS figures revealed a better-than-expected rise in wages - earnings rose by 2.5% year-on-year, excluding bonuses.
The unemployment rate rose by 46,000 between October and December to 1.47 million, the Office for National Statistics said. That was the first rise since the three-month period to August 2016, which straddled the Brexit vote.
The total number of people in work came in at 32.15 million in the last quarter of a year ago, which is 88,000 more than the previous quarter and 321,000 more than October to December 2016.
But the Bank of England expects pay to pick up soon, a big reason it says interest rates are likely to rise faster and to a greater extent than it thought until recently.
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Cases were highest in Romania, Italy and Ukraine, with 15 countries, including the United Kingdom , experiencing large outbreaks. According to the World Health Organization, measles cases in Europe increased 300 percent previous year , reaching 21,315.
"This is the sharpest increase in the unemployment level the ONS has seen in nearly five years", Matt Hughes, a senior statistician from the ONS. told media.
The squeeze on United Kingdom households continues with a lethal cocktail of rising prices, paltry pay growth and record low interest rates. Trade contributed 0.4 percentage point to growth in 2017, the first time it's added to the expansion over a full year since 2011. The number of Eastern European workers fell.
'But it's important to remember these figures simply look at the number of people in work, and aren't a measure of migration'.
Unemployment rates are calculated by people who are registered looking for work as a proportion of the working age population.
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Petro differs from the other cryptocurrencies because it is nearly the only one in the world that will be secured by real assets. The bolivar currency is now has plunged to record lows and is struggling with hyperinflation and collapsing socialist economy.
Markets are now betting the BoE will raise rates at least once this year while pricing in interest rate derivatives markets, which enable investors to protect themselves against changes in interest rates, currently implies around a 50% probability of two rate rises from the BoE in 2018. Higher rates would be expected to reduce inflation by sapping demand from the economy, although they would also boost the Pound, which would then further reduce inflation by making imported goods cheaper to buy.
Chief secretary to the Treasury, Elizabeth Truss said: "These are strong borrowing figures, which is proof that we are fixing out nation's finances and reducing the burden on future generations".
The report by left-leaning think tank Class found that the United Kingdom was becoming "an overworked and underpaid nation".
It said a survey of 2,000 workers carried out by pollsters Survation for the report showed "alarming" levels of stress due to longer hours and lower pay.
Maduro Launches Petro Presale to the International Market
Launching the token, President Maduro said "Petro is born and we are going to have a total success for the welfare of Venezuela". The cryptocurrency will be stored in a virtual wallet users can acquire after registering online.