Of course today's news is a lot better than we have seen over recent months. There are 82,000 fewer are jobless - and youth unemployment has fallen.
Indeed, today's fall is the biggest quarterly drop since 2001. It is a welcome break from the gloomy economic news we are living through.
However, unemployment is never good news. Long term jobless remain stubbornly high and there has been a drop in self employed.
Now we must look carefully at the statistics to see if there are any signs at all of the Governments Work Programme performing better - last month figures emerged suggesting it is having almost no impact.
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