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SAVVIS agrees deal with Augustus

13 Dec 2007

SAVVIS agrees deal with Augustus Employment levels have reached a record high in the UK, giving hope to graduates looking for jobs.

Research, from the Office for National Statistics, shows that 29.3 million people in Britain are now employed, which is the highest level since the records were started in 1971.

The number of people who are claiming Jobseekers Allowance in the UK has dropped by 11,100 in November to reach a 21-year low.

It was also revealed that the total number of jobs in the UK rose significantly to more than 31 million and the number of vacancies rose to over 680,000.

Employment minister Caroline Flint said: "Work is the best route out of poverty. A decade ago, too many people were being written off, their talents were wasted and skills ignored. Now these people are among the record numbers in work, contributing to the economy and supporting their families."

Unemployment has reached its lowest point for 32 years according to the data, prompting Prime Minister Gordon Brown to declare the figures "the best in history".

Most of the employment growth was in the private service sector.

The Office for National Statistics is responsible for publishing official statistics about the UK's economy and its society in general. It also carries out the ten-yearly census.

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