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Yorkshire Unemployment Rate Lowest In 12 Years

The latest figures have been released by the Office of National Statistics.

The rate of unemployment in Yorkshire is the lowest it's been since 2005.

According to new figures from the Office of National Statistics it's currently at 4.7%. The number of people without a job fell by 10,000 in the three months to July.

Nationally, numbers fell by 75,000 - to 1.46 million.

Minister for Employment, Damian Hinds said: "The strength of the economy is helping people of all ages find work, from someone starting their first job after leaving education, to those who might be starting a new career later in life.
"There's good news in Yorkshire and the Humber, where the unemployment rate is down 1.1% points to 4.7%, the lowest since 2005. There are 2.56 million people in work, up 27,000 on the year with the employment rate up 1.2% points to 73.7%.
"But there is more to do, and we will continue to build on our achievements through our employment programmes and the work of Jobcentre Plus."

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