UK unemployment rose to 1.85 million in the April to June period. This is a rise of 25,000 on the previous quarter.
Despite this rise, over the last 12 months employment levels have continued to be higher with a total of 354,000 more people in work than a year before.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures have suggested that earnings growth is slowing but earnings including bonuses rose 2.4% from a year ago. This compares with 3.2% growth in the March to May period.
There was no change from the previous figure in terms of pay, which still stands at 2.8% in the April to June period. This excludes bonuses.
However, the number of EU nationals who moved to the UK to work over the last year has increased by 12%.
The employment rate is the proportion of people aged 16 to 64 who are in work. The rate is now 73.4%, which is an increase of 72.8% from a year ago. In the UK, unemployment was highest in the North East at 8.1% of England and lowest in the South West 4.4%.