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UK unemployment falls by 45,000

UK unemployment fell by 45,000 in the three months to March to stand at 2.63 million, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

The unemployment rate was 8.2 per cent of the economically active population for January to March 2012, down 0.2 on the quarter.

The inactivity rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 23 per cent, down 0.1 on the quarter. There were 9.25 million economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64, down 35,000 on the quarter.

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  1. the figures do not take account of those redundant who do not qualify for Jobseeker’s Allowance because they earn more than £60 per week eg from small pensions.
    you can add at least 500,000 to the national unemployment figures

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