The jobs news is mixed. A further rise in employment is encouraging but the number of young people out of work is creeping back towards a million.
The Government's idea of economic recovery is one where the super-rich are rewarded with tax cuts, while low-paid, insecure work is perfectly acceptable for ordinary workers.
It's no wonder consumers are having to run down their savings to keep up with the rising cost of living.
This is a recovery for the top 1%, while the living standards crisis continues for everyone else.
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?