UK unemployment fell in the three months to December, while the number of people in work jumped to a new record.
The jobless total fell by 14,000 between October and December to 2.5 million, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
The number in work rose by 154,000 to 29.7 million. More than 580,000 more people are employed than a year ago.
The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in January fell by 12,500 to 1.54 million.
Overall, the ONS said there were 29.73 million people in the UK in employment, of which 73% were working full-time and 27% were working part-time.
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