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Good news for contractors as UK unemployment figures fall

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Latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics show that the number of people out of work in the UK fell by a further 8,000 between May and July, with the unemployment rate now standing at 2.47 million. Commenting on the new figures, Kevin Green, the chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, said, “The falling jobless rate is good news for the UK economy and a further indicator of stability in the labour market. This fits with the feedback from recruitment professionals in terms increasing hiring activity in a number of sectors.”

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