TEHRAN, YJC. -- UK unemployment has risen to 2.52 million, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
ONS figures showed 15,000 more people were unemployed in the three months to the end of March, compared with the previous three months.
The unemployment rate now stands at 7.8%.
An ONS spokesman told the BBC the figures suggest the recent period of falling unemployment "seems to have come to an end".