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Employment Minister on latest figures

Employment Minister Chris Grayling says that the latest job figures "illustrate the challenge we face as a government".

The number of people unemployed in the UK fell by 8,000 to 2.47m in the three months to July.

This meant the overall UK unemployment rate remained at 7.8%, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

However, the figures also showed the claimant count - those out of work and receiving unemployment benefit - rose by 2,300 in August to 1.47m.

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