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Wednesday 15 September 2010

Govt reveals unemployment has fallen

The level of unemployment in the UK has fallen, according to the latest government jobs figures.

According to the data, the number of unemployed people in the UK fell by 8,000 to 2.47 million in the three months to July, which means that overall unemployment in the country remains at 7.8 per cent.

The figures, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), also show that the number of people in employment increased by 286,000, which is the biggest quarterly rise since 1971.

According to the ONS, this number was largely driven by a rise in the number of part-time workers in the UK.

In addition, average weekly earnings excluding bonuses rose 1.8 per cent in the three months to July compared with a 1.6 per cent rise in the June survey, the ONS revealed.

Data published in the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG Report on Jobs last week showed that both permanent and temporary placements increased in the UK last month, marking the tenth consecutive month of growth.

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Source: The Sales Director News

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