The number of people in work between October and December was up 167,000 from the previous quarter and 444,000 higher than at the same time in 2017.
Employment Minister Alok Sharma said: "While the global economy is facing many challenges, particularly in sectors like manufacturing, these figures show the underlying resilience of our jobs market - once again delivering record employment levels."
It is good to see that the unemployment rate has fallen and, for women, it has dropped below 4% for the first time ever. The jobs market clearly remains in robust shape at the moment. However, the true effect of Brexit may start to weaken employment growth in the next quarter...
The number of people in work in the UK has continued to climb, with a record 32.6 million employed between October and December, the latest Office for National Statistics figures show. Unemployment was little-changed in the three-month period at 1.36 million. The jobless rate, remaining at 4%, is at its lowest since early 1975. Weekly average earnings went up by 3.4% to £494.50 in the year to December - after adjusting for inflation, that is the highest level since March 2011.