By Daniel Hunter

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) UK unemployment fell by 4,000 in the three months to June leaving 2.51 million out of work.

The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in July fell more sharply, down by 29,000 to 1.4 million.

The unemployment rate remains at 7.8%, still well above the 7% rate target set by the Bank of England.

The Bank's governor, Mark Carney, says interest rates are unlikely to rise before that target is reached.

The ONS said the figures meant unemployment was "broadly unchanged" from the first three months of the year.

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