Record as total in work top 30m

Press Association
File photo dated 23/07/09 of call centre workers as fewer workers believe they are at immediate risk of redundancy amid falling unemployment, giving a
File photo dated 23/07/09 of call centre workers as fewer workers believe they are at immediate risk of redundancy amid falling unemployment, giving a

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%The Government was given a pre-Christmas boost on the jobs front when unemployment fell by almost 100,000 and the number of people in work topped 30 million for the first time on record.

The jobless total fell by 99,000 in the quarter to October, the biggest cut in over a decade, to 2.39 million, giving a rate of 7.4%, the lowest for over four years.