Another huge quarter of employment gains in Britain, with the economy adding an incredible 254,000 jobs in the three months to May.
Employment increased to its highest level on record at 30,643,000 with the rate of jobs gains now accelerating (click chart).
Unemployment also fell by 121,000 in the quarter to 2.1 million, with the unemployment rate down to 6.5pc.
That's the lowest rate of unemployment seen since Q4, 2008 when the rate was at 6.4pc (click chart):
Economic recoveries never run in a straight line, of course, and year-on-year wages growth was very weak and well below the rate of inflation which is tracking at 1.9pc.
However, the year-on-year wages data is out of whack as in the prior year bonus payments were delayed in order to benefit from changes to marginal tax rates, so the next quarter will give a clearer picture.
Overall, great to see unemployment continuing to decline in Britain, now down a massive 383,000 y/y.
Pencil in a first interest rate hike for mid-2015.