UK unemployment falls

Unemployment in the UK has fallen by 58,000 to 1.9 million, its lowest for six years, according to figures by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Figures taken from the three months to November show the unemployment rate now stands at 5.8% of the adult working population, with a total of 30.8 million people in work.

The figures also show that the number claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in December fell to 867,000, the 26th consecutive monthly reduction.

However, the number of jobless 16 to 24-year-olds has increased to 764,000.

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