The UK's latest unemployment data paints a mixed picture, with the headline jobless rate falling while the number of people claiming benefits is up.
The jobless total dropped 51,000 to 2.61 million in the quarter to April, while the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in May rose by 8,100 to 1.6 million.
The number of people in work saw its biggest increase since the quarter to August 2010, as the employment rate increased by 166,000 to almost 29.28 million, almost equally split between full and part-time workers.
Nearly eight million people are now in a part-time job, and those working part-time because they cannot find full-time work increased by 25,000 to 1.4 million.
Self-employment has reached a record figure of 4.17 million, up by 84,000 since the previous quarter.