Unemployment fell by 14,000 in final quarter of 2012

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

Unemployment figures
Unemployment figures Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance last month fell by 12,500 to 1.54 million, said the Office for National Statistics.

Read more unemployment news and see previous figures here.

Average earnings increased by 1.4% in the year to December, 0.1% down on the previous month.

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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.