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Unemployment fell by 14,000 in final quarter of 2012

Unemployment fell by 14,000 between October and December to 2.5 million, official figures showed today.

Unemployment figures Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance last month fell by 12,500 to 1.54 million, said the Office for National Statistics.

Average earnings increased by 1.4% in the year to December, 0.1% down on the previous month.

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Latests unemployment figures released

As hundreds of people attend the first jobs fair in Worcestershire today, the latest unemployment figures have been released from the Office for National Statistics.

According to the figures, the number of people unemployed in Britain fell by 7,000 between May and July to 2.59 million people.

However, youth unemployment has increased by the same figure.

To read more on today's job figures head to ITV News.

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