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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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Long-term unemployed still suffering despite jobless fall

Despite today's fall in UK unemployment the picture is inconsistent across the country and among certain sections of society. One sector which is on the rise is the long-term unemployed. Chris Choi went to one of the areas hardest hit, the north east of England.

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