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.
More top news
Northern Ireland's Health Minister Jim Wells has quit after sparking controversy over comments about gay marriage.
Prince Harry may not be able to meet his new niece or nephew until mid-May unless the royal baby puts in a speedy appearance.
A British climber trapped on Mount Everest after the earthquake in Nepal has said rescuers face "a race against time" to reach his group