The unemployment rate fell to 6.2% over the three months to the end of July, its lowest level since 2008, official figures show.
The number of jobless people fell by 146,000 to 2.02 million over the quarter, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported.
Those claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in August fell below one million for the first time in six years.
But average weekly earnings still lagged way behind inflation.
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