The latest unemployment figures are out today, and it is hard to predict what they will show.
Recent months have shown a decline in the jobless total and increases in the numbers of people in work, yet the economy has been contracting.
Joe Grice, chief economist at the Office for National Statistics, told the BBC's chief economics correspondent Hugh Pym that in part it can be explained by the move towards part-time work but there remains "a puzzle [and] we really need to be looking for some other factor".
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