Unemployment drops below 8% but JSA claimant level rises

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Central Government and also in Communities, Finance

The unemployment rate has fallen below 8% for the first time since January 2009 but the amount of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has risen, new figures show. The figures have been released on the same day that the Government chose to annouce that around a 1,000 jobs are to be cut at the Department of Education. The Office of National Statistics' (ONS) latest report shows that there were 2.51 million unemployed people for July to September 2012 - down 49,000 on April to June 2012, and down a...

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