Figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed in the past quarter, unemployment in the UK fell by 82,000, while the number of people out of work for more than six months also dropped by 62,000.
In total, there is an extra 627,000 people in private sector jobs now than there was three months ago.
"It's a credit to British businesses that they're proving wrong those cynics who claimed the private sector wouldn't be able to step up," said minister for employment Mark Hoban.
He added that all the figures are welcoming, but there are still some challenges ahead.
The government is still looking at how to make its employment initiatives even more successful and allow Britain to truly compete on a global scale, Mr Hoban added.
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