8. UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS BY 50,000
Unemployment fell by 50,000 between June and August, according to the Office for National Statistics. The employment rate is now 7.9 per cent. Youth unemployment fell by 62,000, taking it below 1 million. Rob Carnell, an economist at ING, told The Times: “Once again, UK data has rebutted the claim that the UK is as bad as some of the eurozone’s struggling economies."