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Drop in unemployment numbers

Unemployment figures down Photo: PA Pictures

The latest unemployment figures show a drop in the numbers out of work.

Down by 18,000 in the West Midlands and a 1,000 in the East Midlands.

The government says it shows their policies are working.

Labour is worried about in the increase in long term unemployed.

As for young people, many are finding tough to secure permanent work.

Our political correspondent Alison Mackenzie reports

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