Official figures published in the last half an hour show unemployment fell by 45,000 between January and March to 2.63 million.
The number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance last month fell by 13,700 to 1.59 million, according to the Office for National Statistics.
More top news
Still the chance of some showers in the north on Wednesday
It will become drier in the early hours setting us up for a fine start to Wednesday
Showers in the north will spread southeastwards overnight. Temperatures will be higher so not as chilly as list night.