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Unemployment has fallen - Commentary from totaljobs

“Today’s fall in the unemployment rate shows us just how strong the UK job market is at the moment. The figures are particularly impressive given that the ONS data covers March-May, a time when General Election campaigning and the sense of instability it caused was nearing its peak.

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“These figures also build on last month’s, where the UK’s unemployment rate was at its lowest in over 40 years.

“Looking forward, the labour market figures may not remain quite as positive, as we begin to see post-election uncertainty hit the job market. But with a government now in place with a greater focus on the labour market, perhaps this uncertainty can be nipped in the bud. There is a renewed opportunity to push on with policies that nurture working conditions and create environments that attract and retain the best talent.”