Unemployment down by 49,000

Unemployment has fallen to its lowest total for over a year. However, there has been an increase in the number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance.

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Figures show increase in long-term unemployment

Today's unemployment figures reveal the number of people out of work is down by 49,000, but shows an increase in those working part-time, and those who have been out of work for more than a year.

Long-term unemployment is up by twelve thousand, and the number of part time workers is also on the increase, up by 49%. Consumer editor Chris Choi reports.

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