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EMPLOYMENT SECRETARY WELCOMES FALL IN UNEMPLOYMENT

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Employment Secretary, David Hunt today welcomed the latest fall in unemployment as 'a Christmas message of hope for...
Employment Secretary, David Hunt today welcomed the latest fall in unemployment as 'a Christmas message of hope for unemployed people.'

He said: 'Today's further fall of 36,100 in unemployment means that we are ending 1993 with more jobs and with 176,400 fewer people out of work. This is good news for those who have already found new work and offers real hope that the New Year will bring jobs and prosperity.

'No one can any longer deny the strength and breadth of the labour market recovery: unemployment down 36,100 in November, 52,100 in October, 17,800 in September and 176,400 since the January peak; employment up 86,000 in the quarter to September, following an increase of 35,000 in the quarter to June and up 121,000 in total; new vacancies notified to Jobcentres up 10,000 in November, to the highest figure since June 1990.
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