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UK unemployment rate falls in second quarter

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The UK's unemployment rate fell in the second quarter of the year, from 8.2% to 8%, although the number of young jobseekers climbed over the period.
UK unemployment rate falls in second quarter

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for the three months to June showed the unemployment rate was 8% of the economically active population, down 0.2% on the quarter.

There were a total of 2.56 million unemployed people, down 46,000 on the quarter.

The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 71%, up 0.4% on the quarter.

Total pay (including bonuses) rose by 1.6% on a year earlier, up 0.1 on the three months to May 2012. Regular pay (excluding bonuses) rose by 1.8 per cent on a year earlier, unchanged on the three months to May 2012.



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