McDonald's growth 'from investment and menu choice'

  • Today's announcement by McDonald's comes after the fast food restaurant created 3,500 new jobs last year
  • 70% of the jobs were taken by young people under the age of 21
  • McDonald's has added more than 20,000 people to its workforce during the last five years
  • Growth has been driven by investment in restaurants and technology and extended opening hours and menu choice

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Record numbers in work

Official figures reveal unemployment fell by 37,000 between September and November to 2.49 million.