Data issued by the Office for National Statistics shows that UK unemployment fell by 36,000 in the three months to the end of March and now stands at 2.46 million.
The government has pointed to the second consecutive fall in unemployment as a positive sign that job prospects are improving in the country, including for sales recruitment hopefuls.
Overall, the data revealed that the number of people in employment rose by 118,000 over the quarter.
It is the second piece of good news for the UK economy this week, as data published by the British Retail Consortium and KPMG showed that UK retail sales values for April increased.
They were up 5.2 per cent from a year ago on a like-for-like basis and 6.9 per cent on a total basis, against a 0.2 per cent decrease in April 2010.
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