Good news as unemployment drops

There’s good news as unemployment showed a drop to its lowest level for nearly six years.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that it fell by 121,000 to 2.12 million in the three months to May.
The rate of unemployment also dropped again, to 6.5% from 6.6% in the three months to April.

ONS figures also showed the number of people claiming jobseeker’s allowance last month fell by 36,300 to 1.04 million.
Average wages in March to May including bonuses were 0.3% higher than a year ago. Average wage rises excluding bonuses rose in that time by 0.7%.
Official figures earlier in the week showed the consumer prices index (CPI) measure of inflation had an unexpected rise in June to 1.9% from 1.5% in May.
As the economy continues to improve, businesses are starting to take on more staff and invest in equipment and premises.
Interest rates look to remain at their record low – giving more confidence to business and the housing market.
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