The unemployment figure stays put at 7.8% although the underlying figures are encouraging. It may fall sooner than Bank of England governor Mark Carney expects.
If unemployment hits 7% sooner than he expected that means the Bank may consider raising interest rates sooner than they (and we) expected.
The South East and East of England saw the largest rises in employment while the North East and West Midlands saw their jobless rates rise.
Unemployment is down again but where are the new jobs and do they help the long term unemployed get back into work?