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UK unemployment falls for second month in a row


The number of people unemployed in the UK has fallen slightly, figures show.

Total unemployment stood at 2.46 million for the three months to December, down 3,000 on the figure for the previous three months.

Meanwhile, the number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance rose to its highest figure since Labour came to power in 1997.

Hugh Pym reports.


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