Jobless total drops to 1.65m

UNEMPLOYMENT fell by 13,000 between September and November to 1.65 million.The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance last month fell by 6,400 to 807,700, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.

UNEMPLOYMENT fell by 13,000 between September and November to 1.65 million.

The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance last month fell by 6,400 to 807,700, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics. This represents a 32-year low as the number of people claiming unemployment decreased for the 15th month in a row.

Average earnings increased by four per cent in the year to November, which is unchanged on the previous month.