I notice that now unemployment is rising, the media are using the labour force survey figures of 1.82m rather than the claimant count of 0.98m for unemployment.
Press will talk of 2m+ unemployed and it makes people think it is as bad as the Tory days but remember it was the CLAIMANT count that was 3.5m under the Tories. Goodness knows what the labour force survey figures were, 5m? 6m? I imagine these figures were not collected - Tory governments have a habit of suppressing statistical information.