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Another fall in the number of people out of work. It dropped by more than
expected and now stands at 2.49 million. But the Prime Minister says
there's no room for complacency. Now, of course we need to do more to
help with living standards, but the help with living standards, but the
deliver growth in the economy, and standards and state of late is to
President Obama addresses the nation we are. Also this lunchtime.
President Obama addresses the nation over the crisis in Syria and says
it's time chance.
The fight The fight back begins — the
government says the proposed high The fight back begins — the
billion pounds a year. British woman shot to death on
Tragedy with the gunman not to hurt his
mother. This is a small, ancient, beautiful
mother. This is a small, ancient, south—west
a violent crime being committed. Extinct for some 4000 years, but man
may not be to blame after all for the woolly mammoth's demise.
And coming up in the sport, Roy Hodgson defences team's performance,
they drew with Ukraine last night, but can still qualify for the World
Cup next year. BBC News at One. There's been
another big fall in unemployment in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
It dropped by 24,000, more than expected, between May and July and
Scotland there was a slight Scotland there was a slight
increase. The number of people claiming Job Seekers' Allowance saw
one of its biggest falls since 1997. But the latest figures also show
that a record number of people who want full time employment are having
to work part time. to work part time.
Britain's workforce is growing and more jobs are being created and
unemployment has fallen again. The news fuelled the debate on the
strength of the economic recovery, continued today at Prime Minister 's
questions. It is good that it has fallen, but we still have a long way
to go. We are turning a corner, fallen, but we still have a long way
we have to build this recovery, we have to continue backing businesses,
deal with our debts, the must be no complacency as we do everything that
we can to make sure this delivers for hard—working people. But the
week. This was total complacency, week. This was total
total hubris, at a time when Eve are today, unemployment is rising in
employment landscape feeling that economic growth is
struggling to fill posts, but passing them by. Take this Doncaster
business that makes materials for the construction industry, the
workforce has doubled in the last three years. Some of it is because
of competitors going bust, but new orders are coming in and the boss
wants to employ local people wants to employ local people
whenever he can. You need to be whenever he can. You need to be able
to turn up and to do a job for us and for our customers, provide a
service for our customers, but in the main, it is local people and
local jobs. This former pit village is only ten miles away, but that
seems like a big gulf when there are family commitments and transport to
think about. Maxine is trying to join the workforce after raising
learn new skills with the learn new skills with the
regeneration trust. She does some casual work, but is finding it
difficult to land the right full—time job. I feel like we have
are no jobs. You have to travel for are no jobs. You have to travel for
them, and a lot of people do not have cars, they cannot afford
run to where they are needed to go. run to where they are needed to go.
unemployment rose slightly, long—term unemployment did not fall,
the UK jobs market is moving in the the UK jobs market is moving in the
right direction. right direction.
The unemployment rate is now down, it stands at 7.7%, and that