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TUC: Latest employment statistics 'welcome relief' for job-seekers

Published: Friday, 15 April 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

The latest set of statistics relating to employment in the United Kingdom are a "welcome relief" for job-seekers according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC) general secretary.

Brendan Barber was commenting on the figures released by the Office for National Statistics on Wednesday (April 13th), which are promising for people looking for graduate opportunities.

The figures showed that the number of people employed between December 2010 to February 2011 went up by 143,000 people. Unemployment fell by about 0.1 per cent.

Although the numbers are promising, Mr Barber warned that the statistics were not all good news, as the jobs market still is not safe.

"[Wednesday's] figures are a welcome relief for those looking for work but our labour market recovery is still far from secure," he said.

"The surprise fall in unemployment is good news for the millions of people looking for work, although the fall in the number of vacancies from last month is a worrying sign."

The TUC is the national trade union centre in the United Kingdom, which represents many unions from around the country.

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