The rate dipped to 4.4 per cent in the three months to June to record the lowest level since 1975, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement. It had stood at 4.5 per cent in the quarter to May.
A total of 1.48 million people were recorded as unemployed at the end of June, down 1,57,000 compared with a year earlier, although with wages growth struggling to keep pace with UK inflation.
"The headline figures shout growth and stability -- and yet there's a huge amount of uncertainty on the ground, particularly due to Brexit," said David Morel, head of employment firm Tiger Recruitment.
But he noted that "Brexit-related and broader economic uncertainty" was supporting the temporary jobs market as employers "have put their permanent hiring on hold".
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