Unemployment falls February 20th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Unemployment fell in the three months to December, while the number in work also jumped. The jobless total fell by 14,000 between October and December to 2.5 million, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The number in work rose by 154,000 to 29.7 million. More than 580,000 more people are employed than a year ago. The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in January fell by 12,500 to 1.54 million. Overall, the ONS said there were 29.73 million people in the UK in employment, of which 73% were working full-time and 27% were working part-time. I In the three months to December, the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% – down from 7.9% in the previous quarter. The figures also show how much the UK economy has been transformed since the financial crisis and its subsequent recession in 2008. The ONS said that between October to December 2012, full-time employment was 378,000 lower than in the April-to-June quarter in 2008, the first quarter of the recession. But part-time employment was 572,000 higher compared with the same period. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!