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Unemployment rate steady at 7.8%


A job centre is pictured in central London, on February 15, 2012. (AFP/File)

Unemployment in Britain stood at 7.8 percent in the three months to the end of May, unchanged from the quarter to the end of April, official data showed on Wednesday.

The number of unemployed people dipped to 2.505 million from 2.511 million over the same period , the Office for National Statistics added in a statement.