More people in work than ever before

There are more people in work than ever before, work minister Jane Kennedy claimed last week. Kennedy was responding to figures from the Office for National Statistics showing that the number of workers in the UK rose 55,000 in the last quarter to 28.43 million - up 232,000 on a year ago. The number claiming unemployment benefit fell by 88,000 over the year to 837,700. For details, visit

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