According to the figures, the unemployment rate fell to 8.1 per cent during the three-month, which is down from 8.3 per cent in the previous quarter, while the number of people in employment rose by 181,000 to 29.35 million.
Overall, unemployment among 16 to 24-year-olds fell by 10,000 to 1.02 million, while average total earnings were 1.5 per cent higher in the year to May, than the previous 12-month period.
As far as pay is concerned, UK workers currently earn £442 per week excluding bonuses, while regular pay has risen 1.8 per cent from a year ago.
Commenting on the statistics, employment minister, Chris Grayling said the key now is to ensure unemployment continues to fall.
He added: "I'm encouraged, in what are difficult times economically, that we're seeing improvements across the board."
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