Figures show 'more in work and fewer claiming benefits'

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith has said that the recent employment figures are positive with unemployment figures dropping and those "never expected to work, sickness benefits, lone parents - they're now going back to work."

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Unemployment falls to 2.5m

Unemployment fell by 14,000 between October and December to 2.5 million, official figures showed.