Unemployment total falls by 63,000

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File photo dated 19/03/09 of a group of men outside a Job Centre Plus branch as a shortage of skilled workers in some industries is a
File photo dated 19/03/09 of a group of men outside a Job Centre Plus branch as a shortage of skilled workers in some industries is a

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%The Government was given a pre-Budget boost with new figures showing a record number of people in work and continuing falls in unemployment.

Just over 30 million people are now in jobs, up by 459,000 on a year ago, the highest figure since records began in 1971.