The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has confirmed that unemployment has fallen to 1.84 million which is a fall of 76,000 people over the last three months. The number of claimants of Job-Seeker’s Allowance has fallen to 772,400 which is a fall of 20,700 people. The sharp increase in employment takes the number of people in the UK working to over 31 million for the first time and the highest percentage figure since the early 1970s.
David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said in a speech today:
“We are living through a jobs miracle – brought to you by a Conservative Government that has backed business, reformed welfare and rewarded work”.
Full details of the data are available at the ONS site.