The BBC says:
UK unemployment increased by 27,000 between April and June to 1.44 million, official figures have shown. [BBC News]
Now I would have thought in my naïve, unthinking, way that between April and June was May. Reuters makes it clear:
The ILO measure of unemployment rose 27,000 in the three months to June compared to the previous three months...
Perhaps I was just confused by the great mass of numbers on the BBC page; UK unemployment rose, but the number of people claiming unemployment benefit fell.
Apparently, though I haven't looked into this so I don't know where the graphs are, the fall in unemployment benefit claimants is matched by the rise in disability benefit claimants. Are disability claimants included in ILO? I don't know.
Numbers are meaningless without meaningful labels.