UK unemployment falls again in three months to July

The number of people out of work fell by 7,000 to 2.59 million in the three months to July, compared with the previous three month period.

The unemployment rate was 8.1%, down 0.1% on the previous quarter.

The number out of work for more than a year was 904,000, the highest since 1996, official figures showed.

However, the number of people finding work has also risen at the fastest rate for 2 years.

Hugh Pym reports.

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