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'Challenges around tackling long-term unemployment'

17 July 2013 Last updated at 11:36 BST

UK unemployment fell by 57,000 to 2.51 million in the three months to May, the Office for National Statistics said.

Youth unemployment fell by 20,000, but the number of long-term jobless hit a 17-year high.

Employment Minister Mark Hoban told the BBC, "We cannot be complacent, there are still some big challenges around tackling long-term unemployment".