According to the Office for National Statistics
- The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for September to November 2013 was 72.1%, up 0.5 percentage points from June to August 2013. There were 30.15 million people in employment aged 16 and over, up 280,000 from June to August 2013.
- The unemployment rate for September to November 2013 was 7.1% of the economically active population, down 0.5 percentage points from June to August 2013. There were 2.32 million unemployed people, down 167,000 from June to August 2013.
Commenting on this the CIPD issued a press release saying the Labour Market Statistics released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Mark Beatson, Chief Economist at CIPD, said: "We have recently seen unemployment start to fall quickly and forecasts being revised downwards but, even so, today's figures are a surprise with the headline unemployment rate falling from 7.4% to 7.1% in a single month.
We should remember these figures are statistics with margins of error attached to them and this does not mean we should expect to see falls of this size every month. Nevertheless, today's figures are consistent with the state of the labour market last autumn."
Minister of State for Employment Esther McVey MP told the BBC "Creating jobs and getting people into employment are central to our economic plan to build a stronger, more competitive economy, so it is very encouraging news that we've seen a record-breaking rise in employment over the last three months"
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