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This paper contains labour market figures for parliamentary constituencies, as well as a summary of the latest national and regional statistics.

• The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance decreased by 27,600 between December 2013 and January 2014 to 1.22 million people aged 18 or over, the lowest level since December 2008.

• The unemployment rate was 7.2% in October-December 2013. The ILO measure of unemployment was 2.34 million people, down 125,000 from the previous quarter and down 161,000 from the previous year.

• The number of people in employment was 30.15 million in October-December 2013, up 193,000 from the previous quarter and up 396,000 from the previous year. The employment rate was 72.1%.

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