Average earnings increased by 1.7% in the year to May

Average earnings increased by 1.7% compared with March to May 2012, 0.2% up on the previous month.

Average earnings increased by 1.7% compared to the same period in 2012.

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Unemployment falls to 2.51m

Unemployment fell by 57,000 to 2.51 million between March and May, official figures show.