Unemployment falls by 132,000 between April and June

Unemployment fell by 132,000 between April and June to 2.08 million, official figures showed today.

The Bank of England today also upgraded its growth forecast for the UK this year from 3.4% to 3.5% and for next year from 2.9% to 3%.

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Unemployment falls but wages slump below inflation

The latest figures show unemployment has fallen to just over two million - but suggest wages have slumped, sending mixed messages about the economic recovery.

In April, wages grew up 0.6 per cent - significantly below inflation at 1.9 per cent.

ITV News consumer editor Chris Choi has the full story.

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