UK unemployment hit a 17-year high after more than 100,000 people joined the ranks of those looking for work - but there was no huge jump in our area.
Figures from the Office for National Statistic showed UK quarterly unemployment rose by 114,000 to 2.57m, the worst figure since autumn of 1994.
The number of 16 to 24-year-olds out of work increased by 74,000 over the latest quarter to 991,000 a rate of 21.3% and the highest total since comparable records began in 1992.
Other figures showed the number claiming jobseekers allowance increased for the seventh month running to 1.6m.
However, there were contrasting trends for local constituencies.
The Huddersfield claimant count in September was up by just one compared with the previous month at 3,827 while the Colne Valley count rose by 32 to 2,664. The Dewsbury tally was 58 lower at 2,684.
The quarterly total for Yorkshire rose by about 32,000 to 259,000 or 9.7% of the working age population.
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