I was just looking at the BBC News portal and for some odd reason they seem to have missed this story….
The number of people unemployed dropped to the lowest figure recorded for more than a year, it has been revealed. The jobless total dropped by 49,000 in the quarter to September to 2.51million – the lowest figure since the summer of 2011. According to figures from the Office of National Statistics, the number of people in work increased by 100,000 in the latest quarter to just under 30 million – a rise of more than half a million over the past year.
I know. It’s not a real story when UK unemployment drops and 500,000 people find new jobs. Over to Ed Balls for more details….