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Lowest Unemployment figures in over a year

Unemployment figures released today show the lowest unemployment figures in over a year, falling by 49,000 unemployment in the UK now stands at 2.51 million. Part time employment in the last quarter has increased to 49,000 close to 8.1 million which is almost a record high.

 Mark Hoban, the Employment Minister, told the BBC: "This is another good set of figures. We've seen the number of people in work increase by 100,000 and youth unemployment is below a million again."

There have also been a great number of people securing permanent employment across a range of sectors in the UK. Figures show that we are heading in the right direction to recovery even though this will be a slow and vulnerable process.

Please read the following links below BBC News

Office for National Statistics