Today’s official figures revealed that the number of people in work had increased to 29.73 million, a record figure, with 12,000 fewer people claiming benefits.
There is a mixed picture, however, with youth unemployment rising by 11,000 in the past month.
ITV News Economics Editor Richard Edgar reports:
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After Roy Hodgson's resignation following England's humiliating exit from Euro 2016, who are the leading contenders to replace him?
The beleaguered Labour Party leader is clinging onto power in the face of as many as 150 MPs voting to remove him from the top job today.
Mr Osborne said he is "not the person to provide the unity my party needs".