Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith MP
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Iain Duncan Smith hails 'remarkable' unemployment figures

UK unemployment fell by 115,000 between July and September to 1.96 million, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

It was the 18th consecutive quarterly fall.

Figures also showed that one measure of average earnings growth beat inflation for the first time in five years.

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith hailed the figures as "remarkable".

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