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Jul 14: UK jobless rate falls, for now

Unemployment in the UK fell by 34,000 to 2,47m in the three months to May. The first drop for four months, suggesting that the labour market may be stabilising at least temporarily. Brian Groom, UK business and employment editor, talks to Daniel Garrahan about why economists are divided over whether the jobless rate will start rising again next year when public spending cuts start to bite.