Number of people out of work falls by 161,000

Unemployment numbers fell by 161,000 between February and April to 2.16 million, official figures by the ONS showed today.

Unemployment has fallen across the nation by 161'000. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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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.