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Unemployment in the UK fell by 37,000 to 1.6 million from July to August.
Figures of unemployment across the country are now at a 10-year low, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The numbers are an improvement on the first quarter to August, where unemployment increased by 100,000 to 1.66 million.
The current employment rate of 74.5% is the highest since records began in 1971.
However, the ONS warned there are signs that the jobs market might be "cooling".
Unemployment has increased by 10,000 in the quarter to August to 1.66 million people.
Despite unemployment increasing, the number of people in employment remains at a record high of 32 million.
The claimant count increased by 700 last month to 776,400, the sixth increase in seven months according to the Office for National Statistics.
Average earnings increased by 2.3% in the year to August, 0.1% down from the previous month.
Unemployment is 118,000 lower than this time last year despite the rise.
Analysis from ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills.
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Unemployment has fallen by 39,000 to 1.63 million between May and July, official figures showed.Read the full story ›
The average house price in the UK has increased by £17,000 in the last year.
The increase means that the average house price in the UK is now £217,000.
Property values also increased by £1,000 on average in the last month, continuing a "strong" run of growth, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
As of July the average house price in England stood at £233,000, while in Wales it was £145,000, in Scotland it was £144,000 and in Northern Ireland it was £123,000.
As the effects of Brexit on the housing market become clearer in the coming months, Thomas Fisher, an economist at PwC, said: "Our own expectation is that the UK housing market will cool not crash."