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UK unemployment drops by 37,000

CHANGES: UK unemployment declines by 37,000

UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES across the UK has dropped by 37,000 to 2.5million, new government statistics have shown.

The office for National Statistics, who also said the amount of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance also fell to its lowest since June 2011, revealed that the total number of unemployed people currently stands at 1.56million, reports BBC News.

The change represents the tenth consecutive fall in the total number of people unemployed across the country.

Employment minister Mark Hoban told the BBC: "These are very positive figures showing employment rising for 15 months and despite difficult economic circumstances, unemployment is lower than when this government took office.

"It’s good to see long-term unemployment falling and the number of young people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance dropping again, while the increase in vacancies shows there are jobs out there.

He continued: "But we are not complacent, and will continue making sure we give jobseekers the support and training they need to achieve their goal of returning to work."

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