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Average earnings increased by 1.8% in the year to August, 0.1% up on the previous month.
The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance last month increased by 10,100 to 1.58 million, said the Office for National Statistics.
Unemployment fell by 49,000 between July and September to 2.51 million, official figures showed.
A new report warns that long-term unemployment remains "worryingly high" despite recent increases in jobs.
The IPPR think-tank said the UK could learn lessons from Sweden's response to tackling unemployment after a recession by investing more in education and jobs programmes.
The number of people out of work for more than a year increased by 13,000 to almost 900,000 in the quarter to August, with new unemployment figures expected later today.
As the Office for Nation Statistics gets ready to release the latest unemployment figures, take a look at previous figures throughout this year:
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