UK jobless drops to seven year low

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UK jobless drops to seven year low

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Britain’s jobless total is at its lowest level for nearly seven years.

The number of people in work is up 248,000 to 31.049 million – the biggest jump in three months in almost a year.

The last official data before the general election shows unemployment is down to 5.6 percent compared to 7.9 at the last election.

Total average weekly earnings in the three months to February, including bonuses, rose 1.7 percent compared with the same period a year earlier, slowing from 1.9 percent in January.