2013/01/29

New figures from the Office for National Statistics have shown that a record number of people are in work after another fall in unemployment and a further dip in the numbers claiming jobseeker's allowance.

 

Almost 30 million adults were in a job in the quarter to last November, up by more than half a million on the previous year. This gives an employment rate of 71% - the highest since records began in 1971.

 

The number of job vacancies in the economy increased by 10,000 to almost half a million at the end of last year, the highest number for four years.

 

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