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Unemployment falls in South

Unemployment fell by 45,000 between January and March to 2.63 million, figures from the Office of National Statistics show.

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Unemployment falls

Unemployment fell by 45,000 between January and March to 2.63 million, official figures showed today.

The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance last month fell by 13,700 to 1.59 million, said the Office for National Statistics.

Average earnings increased by 0.6% in the year to March, 0.5% down on the previous month.

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