David Freeman
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UK jobless rate falls to five-year low of 2.24m

The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five-year low of 2.24m in the three months to February, according to official figures.

The unemployment rate now stands at 6.9% of the adult working population, the Office for National Statistics has said.

Average earnings in the three months to February grew 1.7% compared with the year before.

Ben Thompson reports.

  • 16 Apr 2014
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