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The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance or not in work and claiming Universal Credit increased by 1,200 between July and August 2015, to 791,700.

The unemployment rate was 5.5% in May-July 2015. The ILO measure of unemployment was 1.82 million people, up 10,000 from the previous quarter and down 198,000 from the previous year.

The number of people in employment was 31.09 million in May-July 2015, up 42,000 from the previous quarter and up 413,000 from the previous year. The employment rate was 73.5%.


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