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This paper provides figures for the number of people claiming unemployment benefits (the “claimant count”) by parliamentary constituency, as well as a summary of the latest labour market statistics for the UK as a whole. The unemployment rate fell to its lowest rate since 1975 in the latest quarter, following another large fall in unemployment. There was also a large increase in employment, which was almost entirely driven by an increase for those who are self-employed. The employment rate remained at its joint-highest level since comparable records began in 1971. Average pay continued to grow faster than inflation.