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Graduate job hunters handed boost by unemployment figures
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
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Graduates were given a boost by the government's announcement today (February 17th) that joblessness has fallen by 3,000 to come down to 2.46 million.
Those who have left university with a degree will be pleased to note that the number of 18 to 24-year-olds who were unemployed in the October to December quarter was down by 13,000 on the July to September period.
Additionally, the number of job vacancies increased by 49,000 to shoot up to 479,000, suggesting there are plenty of opportunities for graduate recruitment.
Yvette Cooper, secretary of state for work and pensions, said: "These figures show how important it is to keep increasing not cutting back on the help for people to get work.
"Unemployment is much lower than expected last year, reflecting the tough decisions families and businesses have taken to protect jobs, as well as the substantial extra investment in getting people back to work."
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