UK Unemployment Falls to 4.3% – the Lowest Since 1975

Figures released today on the ONS (the Office for National Statistics) have shown that unemployment has fallen by 75,000 over the previous three months. The fall has meant that the rate of unemployment has fallen from 4.4% to 4.3% and a spokesman for the ONS said that the figures “suggest the labour market continues to be strong”.

The figures also show that there are now 32.14 million people who are in work which is 181,000 higher than in the previous quarter and 379,000 higher than in the previous year.