Britain created more jobs than expected in the three months to January but unemployment rose too by the largest amount since 2011.
The number of people in work rose by 184,000 to 32.985 million, the Office for National Statistics said.
The rise was driven by record quarterly increases in full-time and female employment.
But the figures also showed unemployment rose by 63,000 in the three months to January, the biggest increase since late 2011.
“Today’s figures show continuing record employment but also a slight rise in unemployment on the year… This is because we also see a record low rate for people neither working nor looking for work,” ONS statistician David Freeman said.