Employment minister: Jobless figures a 'step in the right direction'

"Any fall in unemployment is welcome," says employment minister Chris Grayling, "but of course it remains much too high."

"I never place to much thought on a single month's figures but it is a step in the right direction."


New figures reveal jobless fall

Unemployment fell by 35,000 between December and February to 2.65 million, official figures showed today.