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Payments for jobless-related benefits £200 million lower

Payments for jobless-related benefits are £200 million lower than expected because of the fall in unemployment in recent years, according to new figures.

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Payments for jobless-related benefits £200m lower

Payments for jobless-related benefits are £200 million lower than expected because of the fall in unemployment in recent years, according to new figures.

Figures show payments are down. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A government analysis of Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts showed that in March 2011 it was predicted that the number of jobseeker's allowance claimants would be about 1.35 million this year, but the actual figure is 200,000 less.

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