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A fall in the number of people unemployed is welcome, but people are now "worse off than when David Cameron came to office," says Shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves.
The comments come as the Office for National Statistics released its latest figures on UK unemployment numbers.
Despite climbing figures in those in employment "workers are still not getting pay rises" says the general secretary of the Trade Union Council, Frances O'Grady.
He said: "Pay packets have nosedived since the Government prematurely declared an end to Britain's cost-of-living crisis last month.
"It's great that more people are joining the workforce but hugely worrying that workers are still not getting the decent pay rises they need to get by."
The comments come as the Office for National Statistics released its latest figures on UK employment numbers.
Employment minister Esther McVey has welcomed the latest figures on employment by the Office for National Statistics:
Unemployment numbers have fallen by 347,000 from a year ago, but those still out of work is estimated at "around 500,000 higher" than before the financial crisis.
ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills reports:
Unemployment numbers fell by 161,000 between February and April to 2.16 million, official figures by the Office for National Statistics showed today.
Prime Minister David Cameron has tweeted that more people will have a "brighter future" after employment numbers were released by the Office for National Statistics:
The average earnings for employees has increased by 0.7% in the year to April, meaning the growth of workers pay has slowed 1.7% in the previous month, the Office for National Statistics have said.
This slowdown in total pay was largely accounted for by bonuses, which fell sharply in recent months as tax changes were introduced.
The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance last month fell by 27,400 to 1.09 million, he Office for National Statistics said.
Unemployment numbers fell by 161,000 between February and April to 2.16 million, official figures by the ONS showed today.