New figures reveal jobless fall

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

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'No time for complacency' with young unemployed, says charity

David Cameron speaks with long term unemployed tending gardens at a welfare-to-work provider in Tameside, Greater Manchester. Credit: REUTERS/Bruce Adams

Stephen Oversby, of children's charity Barnardo's, said:

"This is no time for complacency. Despite youth unemployment statistics having fallen, there remains more than a million 16-to-24-year-olds looking for but not finding work.

"In fact, now more than ever we need fast action by the Government, employers and the voluntary sector to prevent the trend from rising again and even more young people from becoming an unemployment statistic."

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