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Douglas Alexander MP, Labour's Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary commenting on today's unemployment figures said: 

"These grim figures confirm the risk George Osborne is taking in cutting too far and too fast. 

"The Government still doesn't seem to understand that a longer dole queue means a higher welfare bill. 

"Continuing high unemployment across the country - including worrying figures for women and young people - is a real concern a year into the recovery." 

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