ITV News Economics Editor Richard Edgar has tweeted:
Unemployment drops to 6.8% in 3 months to March. Great news but comes with possible sting in the tail: an earlier rise in interest rates.
That fall driven by the biggest rise in number of people with jobs since records began in 1971, up 283,000
Less good news on wages. Overall pay up 1.7% - now outpacing inflation (1.6%) but it's lower than expected and pay ex bonuses only 1.3%
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