A student sent me this link to a BBC article about unemployment. It's a fantastic real-life example of the kind of language that I often use in my task 1 reports.
Here's part of the article with some useful language highlighted:
The UK unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 2009, official figures show. At 7.4%, this is the lowest rate since the February-to-April period in 2009. The number of people out of work fell by 99,000 to 2.39 million in the three months to October.
In Northern Ireland the unemployment rate was slightly higher at 7.5%, while Scotland's figure was 7.1.%. The North East of England had the highest unemployment rate, at 10.1%, while the lowest rate was 5.6% in the East of England.