Unemployment In London Falls

23 January 2013, 11:35

The number of unemployed people in London has fallen by 26,000.

The new statistics show 8.3 % of Londoners are still without a job.

Across the country, nearly 2-and-half million people are unemployed.

But, a record number of people are in work.

Almost 30 million adults were in a job in the quarter to last November, up by more than half a million on the previous year.

The figure, giving an employment rate of 71%, is the highest since records began in 1971.

Unemployment fell by 37,000 in the latest quarter to just under 2.5 million, the lowest since spring 2011.