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Huge jump in West Norfolk unemployment benefit claims revealed

The economic impact of coronavirus has been revealed as new figures show unemployment benefit claims in West Norfolk have jumped to their highest level in nearly 25 years.

More than 1,400 additional claims were recorded in April than in the previous month, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.

And the current figure, published this morning, is also around two and a half times that recorded at the same time last year.

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