According to the radio the rate of unemployment in the UK will reach the two million mark today. Also, if things continue as they predict they will, then within the next year that number could increase to three million.
And, what is it that they predict? Well, apparently, this year will be rough for the whole world, with almost every country in a recession. However, next year most of those countries "should" begin to see things improving, with the exceptions being the UK and Japan. Apparently those two countries will go the opposite way.
We shall see.