UK Unemployment Falls


It has recently been announced that unemployment in the UK has fallen by 35,000 bringing the latest tally to 2.65 million people who remain unemployed in Britain.

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) said that the decrease occurred between December 2011 and February 2012, and that the rate of unemployment is somewhat promising.

Trade Union Officials have however expressed their concern with the latest announcement  and TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said:  “While any rise in the number of jobs is welcome, the fact is that full-time employment is still falling and a record 1.4 million are now stuck in involuntary part-time work.”

The latest report provided some hope to younger generations, saying that unemployment between people aged 16-24 had dropped significantly, but overall, the ONS stressed that youth unemployment still remains high at a figure of 22.2%.

In Wales, Unemployment was reported to have fallen by a thousand meaning the rate of unemployment now stands at 8.9%.

In other parts of the UK, Scotland saw a large drop in the number of jobless as 12,000 people were taken from the unemployed tally.

Unemployment in Northern Ireland however seems to have not changed.


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