The ILO jobless rate declined to 6.8% during January to March, in line with expectations, from 7.2% in October to December.
Average earnings pay including bonuses increased 1.7% in the first quarter from a year earlier. Excluding bonuses, average income advanced 1.3%.
There were 1.12 million people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance in April, which was down 25,100 from March. Jobless claims, a narrow measure of unemployment, was expected to fall by 30,000.
The claimant count has fallen for 18 consecutive months, ONS said. The claimant count rate came in at 3.3% versus 3.4% in March.
Partly due to more self-employed people, employment rose by 283,000 from the prior quarter to 30.43 million in January to March period.
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