Employment Minister Mark Hoban pointed out that the UK employment rate was growing at almost double the rate of the US, and faster than any other G7 country. He added:
"These are very positive figures showing employment rising for 15 months and despite difficult economic circumstances, unemployment is lower than when this Government took office.
"But we are not complacent, and will continue making sure we give jobseekers the support and training they need to achieve their goal of returning to work."
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