A record number of people are in work after another fall in unemployment and a further dip in the numbers claiming jobseeker's allowance. Almost 30 million adults were in a job in the quarter to last November, up by more than half a million on the previous year.
Average earnings increased by 1.5% in the year to November, 0.3% down on the previous month. Read the figures in full on the state of the UK's labour market here from the Office for National Statistics.
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