Cameron: 'Record rise in employment' after latest figures

Prime Minister David Cameron has tweeted that more people will have a "brighter future" after employment numbers were released by the Office for National Statistics:

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A record rise in employment for last 3 months. 5500 more people in work each day. All with the security of a pay packet and brighter future.

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Today we reached a major milestone in our #LongTermEconomicPlan: 2 million new private sector jobs since 2010. More security for people.

More: Number of prople out of work falls by 161,000 to 2.16m

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Number of people out of work falls by 161,000 to 2.16m

The number of people out of work fell by 161,000 between February and April to 2.16 million, official figures by the ONS showed today.