Employment Minister: 'These are good figures'

Mark Hoban, the Minister for Employment has told ITV News that, "these are good figures."

He said, "more and more people are in work, if you look at the number of people who have been unemployed for six months or longer - that number has fallen by 62,000."

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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.