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Unemployment in the UK fell by 2,000 to 1.69 million between January and March, official figures show.
The number of people receiving benefits fell by 2,400 to 737,800 last month, the Office for National Statistics said.
It also revealed that average earnings increased by 2% in the year to March, 0.1% up on the previous month.
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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.
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Conservative and Labour figures have clashed over claims fears over a potential Labour-SNP coalition stopped business owners from employing people before and after the election.
While unemployment has risen, the number of EU migrants working in the UK has topped two million for the first time.
Official labour market figures showed a record 2,033,000 people foreigners were employed in the three months to June, up 4% on the previous quarter.