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Unemployment figures updated

In Uncategorized on July 19, 2012 at 10:51 am

The Office for National Statistics has today announced the latest unemployment figures. In the 3 months to May 2012 the jobless figure fell 65,000 to end at 2.58 million.

The number of people employed rose in the same period by 181,000 to 29.35 million which is the biggest increase since 2010.

The government has placed much emphasis on the employment of young people. Unemployment for 16-24 year olds fell by 10,000 to 1.02 million.

Dispute the overall fall in jobless numbers the long term unemployed, those who have not worked for two years or more has increased to 441,000 the highest level since 1997.

Earnings

Average earning rose in the year to May by 1.5%. The average wage for UK workers excluding bonuses stood at £442 per week.

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