According to figures released from the National Office for Statistics, UK unemployment dropped by 52,000 to 1.6m in the quarter to November 2016.
However, while the UK employment rate remained at a record 74.5%, the number of people in work actually fell by 9,000 to just over 31.8m.
John Salt, Group Sales and Marketing Director at job board Total Jobs Group, added it was great to see to unemployment continue to fall in what had proved to have been a turbulent year for the UK. We know the job market remained resilient throughout 2016 and as we await the first figures for 2017… The job market has thus far been largely unaffected by the drama unfolding all around it, but for it to stay that way, we urge the government to continue working with businesses in a constructive way that allows them to keep on hiring.”
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