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1,700 apply for eight Costa Coffee jobs

20 February 2013 Last updated at 21:46 GMT

UK unemployment fell again in the three months to December 2012, but in many parts of the UK jobless figures remained stagnant and it is still a real struggle for jobseekers to find work.

In Nottingham a new branch of Costa Coffee recently received 1,700 applications for just eight positions, as Rebecca Sheeran reports.