New officials figures show that UK unemployment falls slightly

LONDON – Official government figures show that UK job market recovered slightly, with unemployment falling by 5,000 between February and April.

The Office for National Statistics figures released Wednesday show that 2.51 million people in the UK remain unemployed.

The ONS figures also show that the number of Britons claiming jobseeker’s allowance also fell by 8,600 to 1.51 million.

Employment minister Mark Hoban said the figures are “welcome” news that show the UK workforce is increasing.

He also pointed out another positive sign for the UK’s economy — that youth unemployment had also fallen.