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UK unemployment falls by 4,000

Unemployment in the UK has fallen by 4,000 in the three months to June, leaving 2.51 million out of work, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in July fell more sharply, down by 29,000 to 1.4 million.

The unemployment rate remains at 7.8%, still well above the 7% rate target set by the Bank of England.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 14 Aug 2013
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