UK Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since 2005

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The Office for National Statistics, ONS, has confirmed that unemployment has fallen by 37,000 to 1.6 million people in the three months ending September 2016. The fall means that unemployment is now at an 11-year low, with 31.8 million people currently in work.

Damian Hinds, the Employment Minister, said:

“Yet again we have a strong set of figures, with employment continuing to run at a record high and unemployment falling to a 11-year low. Growth is being fuelled by full-time professional jobs while wages are continuing to perform strongly, which underlines the resilience of the UK labour market.

The measures we have taken have put our economy in a position of strength, and we will work to ensure more people can benefit from these opportunities as we build a country that works for everyone”.