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Unemployment falls by 82,000

Unemployment fell by 82,000 between August and October to 2.51 million, official figures showed today.

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Low-paid workers 'should be offered skills help'

A new service should be launched to help half a million of the country's lowest paid workers improve their skills, according to a new report.

Low-paid workers should be offered skills help, experts have said Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Archive

Employment group Working Links said helping low-paid workers better their career prospects should be a Government priority.

The report, published ahead of the latest unemployment figures, called for a new fund to be established to allow groups of local authorities to trial ways of boosting productivity and living standards.

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