The latest figures show unemployment has fallen to just over two million - but suggest wages have slumped, sending mixed messages about the economic recovery.
In April, wages grew up 0.6 per cent - significantly below inflation at 1.9 per cent.
ITV News consumer editor Chris Choi has the full story.
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