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."
More top news
NozNoz was found to boost weight loss in obese people under 50, said a study.
Split set up into the end of the week
Fly-tipping is on the increase in England with hard-pressed councils facing bigger bills but spending less on tackling the dumpers.