Unemployment falls to six-year low

THE number of people out of work in the UK fell by 58,000 to 1.91 million, its lowest level for more than six years, in the three months to November, official figures indicate.

The unemployment rate now stands at 5.8% of the adult working population, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

In the North West though the rate is higher at 6.5% and fell by just 4,000 or 0.1% to 229,000.

Employment minister and North West MP Esther McVey said: "With more people in work than ever before and a recor... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...