Unemployment has fallen to a 10-year low in the latest official figures from the Office for National Statistics
The number of people seeking work dropped by 16,000 to 1.62 million - or 4.8% - in the three months to October.
The UK now has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU, with only Germany and the Czech Republic having a lower figure.
Average earnings also edged upwards by 0.1% on the previous month, with workers seeing an average increase of 2.5% in the year to October.
The ONS also reported a rise of 76,000 in the number of people classed as economically inactive - a category of people who are of working age but are not currently in or actively seeking work.
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 increased by 21,000 to 1.7 million between December and February, official figures showed.
The number of people on the claimant count last month increased by 6,700 to 732,100.
Average earnings increased by 1.8% in the year to February, 0.3% down on the previous month.
The government was given a pre-Budget boost as official figures showed a fall in the numbers out of work by 28,000 to 1.68 million between November to January.
The number of people on the claimant count, including those on Jobseeker's Allowance, was cut by 18,000 last month to 716,700, the lowest since 1975, figures from the Office of National Statistics revealed.
Employment has reached a record high of 31.4 million with an increase of 116,000 in the latest quarter.
But there was no significant increase in wages with the average earnings increasing by 2.1% in the year to January, up by 0.2% on the previous month.
And the figures also revealed a 177,000 increase in part-time workers to almost 8.5 million in the past year.