In the three months to May there were 3,000 more people out of work in the East Midlands, a rise of 1.3%.
Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics showed a total of 193,000 people out of work in the region between May and May.
The rate of unemployment is now 8.3%.
The level of unemployment in the Midlands has risen between April and June according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The latest unemployment figures show a drop in the numbers out of work.
ITV Central's Political Correspondent Alison MacKenzie analyses the Midlands job outlook following new unemployment figures.