Unemployment fell by 14,000 between October and December to 2.5 million, official figures showed today.
The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance last month fell by 12,500 to 1.54 million, said the Office for National Statistics.
Average earnings increased by 1.4% in the year to December, 0.1% down on the previous month.
Unemployment figures released today have revealed a fall in the number of people out-of-work in the Midlands.
In the East Midlands, there were 15,000 less people unemployed in the three months to September.
In the West Midlands, the jobless total remained the same with the unemployment rate staying at 8.6%.
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Unemployment in the East Midlands has fallen by 13,000 according to the latest figures.
The Office for National Statistics say 180,000 people were without a job in the region in the three months to August, leaving the unemployment rate at 7.8%.
Unemployment in the West Midlands has increased by 5,000 according to the latest figures.
The Office for National Statistics say 233,000 people were without a job in the region in the three months to August, leaving the unemployment rate at 8.6%.
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In the East Midlands, the total number of unemployed people from May to July was 193,000 people, with an unemployment rate of 8.3%.
In the West Midlands it was slightly higher, with 237,000 unemployed, and a rate of 8.8%.
Mark Hoban, the Minister of State for the Department of Work and Pensions said today that there is a "real challenge" in the East Midlands due to the reduction in employment.
He said the results in the East Midlands go against what is happening to unemployment figures across the country.
As hundreds of people attend the first jobs fair in Worcestershire today, the latest unemployment figures have been released from the Office for National Statistics.
According to the figures, the number of people unemployed in Britain fell by 7,000 between May and July to 2.59 million people.
However, youth unemployment has increased by the same figure.
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