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UK unemployment falls to 2.53 million

17 October 2012 Last updated at 18:38 BST

The number of people out of work in the UK has continued to decline.

Unemployment fell by 50,000 to 2.53m in the three months to August, taking the jobless rate down to 7.9% from 8.1%.

The number of people in employment rose to a record of almost 30 million, the Office for National Statistics said.

Hugh Pym reports.