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Iain Duncan Smith MP, the Work and Pensions Minister, says that the boost in employment reported today is not down to the Olympics, but that the Games will have an impact in the future.
The number of people in work in London has increased by 100,000, suggesting a big jobs boost from the Olympics.
Unemployment within the UK is now at its lowest level for a year, standing at 2.56 million.
In the three months to June, the number of people in work nationwide increased by 201,000, with half that rise coming in London.