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20.02.13

30 million in employment – ONS

Almost 30 million people were in employment at the end of 2012, new figures from the ONS show. This is an increase of 154,000 on the quarter to September and is the highest total since records began in 1971.

The number of people claiming jobseekers’ allowance fell by 12,500 to 1.54 million and unemployment fell by 14,000 in the final quarter of 2011 to 2.5 million.

However, youth unemployment increased by 11,000 to 974,000 and the number of people with more than one job increased by 41,000 to 1.1 million.

The number of self-employed people increased by 25,000 to 4.2 million.

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