Work and Pensions Minister Mark Hoban
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UK unemployment falls welcomed by government

The number of people out of work fell by 82,000 between August and October to 2.51 million, official figures have shown.

It was the biggest quarterly fall in unemployment since 2001

The unemployment rate was 7.8%, down 0.2 percentage points from the previous three months.

Minister for Work and Pensions Mark Hoban told BBC News there were "signs of a strong labour market" but there was more to be done to help people into work.

  • 12 Dec 2012
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