One million more people in work as unemployment falls

A million more people are in work compared to early 2010, according to new figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Across the UK the number of unemployed people in the UK has dropped by 18,000 in the last three months.

The figures released show that the number of people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance has fallen by 41,700.

Today’s figures also show that the total number of people in employment is at a new record high, with 29.87 million people in work between June and August.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat Minister for the Department of Work and Pensions Steve Webb said:

“The Liberal Democrats in Government have helped business create more than a million private sector jobs, and now we are working to help create a million more. 
“Today’s figures show the total number of people in employment is now at a record high, with the rise being driven by a growth in full-time and permanent jobs.
“There is a long way to go, but the economy is on the mend and jobs are crucial to building a stronger economy in a fairer society that allows everyone to get on in life.”

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