A further fall in the jobless total and an increase in overall employment is good news for the economy, says Telegraph Jobs Editor Louisa Peacock.
Unemployment fell by 82,000 between August and October, to 2.51m, the Office for National Statistics said.
The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance – considered a more timely measure of unemployment – also fell by 3,000 to 1.58m last month, the figures showed.
In recent months unemployment falls have been attributed in part to a large number of people working part-time because they could not find full-time work, raising fears of "underemployment" in Britain.
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