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Unemployment falls by 50,000

Unemployment fell by 50,000 between June and August to 2.53 million, official figures released today showed.

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'Major shortage' of jobs in the UK

It's important we have measures that provide more full-time, decent-paying jobs that can ensure work pays. A lack of success in the jobs market saps confidence, demotivates and leaves a scar across a generation of young people, while part-time, low-pay work traps people in poverty.

On the day the latest unemployment statistics are released, this report makes for grim reading for young people. The intense competition shows the main problem is more fundamental - a major shortage of jobs.

– Chris Goulden, head of poverty at JR

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