Unemployment falls by 121,000 to 2.12 million

Unemployment fell by 121,000 to 2.12 million between March and May, official figures showed.

Unemployment fell between March and May.
Unemployment fell between March and May. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance last month fell by 36,300 to 1.04 million, said the Office for National Statistics.

Average earnings increased by 0.3% in the year to May, 0.5% down on the previous month.

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Unemployment drops by 121,000 to 2.12 million

Unemployment fell by 121,000 to 2.12 million between March and May, official figures published by the ONS showed today. Figures also revealed that overall pay - including bonuses - climbed by just 0.3% compared with the three months to May in 2013, which is the lowest increase since the financial crisis in 2009.