number of people claiming unemployment benefit in the UK has fallen to a
from the Office for National Statistics show the number of benefit claimants
fell from 949,400 in July to 943,000 in August – the lowest level since 1975.
analysts had predicted a slight increase in the number of benefit claimants.
the International Labour Organisation measure of unemployment – which includes
people out of work but not claiming benefit – rose by 7,000 during the three
months to July to 1.65 million, or 5.2 per cent of the workforce.