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GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations' labor agency says the number of unemployed people around the world rose above 200 million last year as job opportunities failed to grow at the same pace as the global workforce.
The International Labor Organization said Monday that an estimated 201.8 million people were unemployed in 2013. That's 4.9 million more than the previous year.
An annual ILO report points to an uneven global economic recovery and says East and South Asia together accounted for more than 45% of last year's increase.