The number of people in employment fell by 52,000 in the July-to-September period
Office for National Statistics said, a bigger decline than the median forecast in the Reuters poll for a 25,000 drop
The jobless rate rose to 3.6 per cent, pushed up by a rate of 3.8 per cent in September alone.
The number of job vacancies in the August-to-October period fell to 1.23 million.
The problems facing many employers struggling to fill their empty roles.
Wages excluding bonuses rose by 5.7 per cent, their highest annual growth rate since the three months to August 2021.