Unemployment figures have defied conventional wisdom about the economy.
The latest numbers show the biggest quarterly fall for more than a decade. Within that was a fall in youth unemployment too.
Business Editor Laura Kuenssberg reports:
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Staying unsettled over the next few days, with showers or longer spells of rain