Iain Duncan Smith: 'Private sector has helped job market'

The number of people out of work fell by 46,000 to 2.56 million in the three months to June, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

However, the number of people working part-time because they could not find a full-time job hit a record high.

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said the figures were good, but admitted there was "still work to do".

He said the strength of Britain's private sector had helped reduce unemployment.

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