Unemployment in Scotland fell by 6,000 between January and March to 118,000, according to official figures.
'It has always been suggested that wage growth is the missing piece of the puzzle in Britain's long, slow recovery from the financial crisis.
"Working people are still not getting a fair deal", TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said. However, the reality is that without adding more people to the potential workforce, the pace of job generation will slow and could cause an already tight labour market to burst'. "And average weekly pay is still worth much less than a decade ago after the longest pay squeeze for 200 years".
Less than 12 months before Britain exits the European Union, the number of EU nationals employed in the United Kingdom dropped by 1.2% from the same time one year ago to just over 2.29 million, the largest drop in percentage for the last eight years.
It was up by 197,000 in the quarter to 32.3 million, the highest figure since records began in 1971, giving a record employment rate of 75.6 per cent.
Unemployment fell by 46,000 to 1.42 million. "It's important to remember, though, that this isn't a measure of migration.Growth in total pay remains in line with inflation, meaning real earnings are flat on the year".
National ONS figures show the number of people in work in the United Kingdom increased between December 2017 and March 2018 to 32.34 million, 197,000 more than in October to December 2017.
Northern Ireland had the lowest regional unemployment rate at 3.1 per cent while Wales recorded 4.4% per cent.
British employers have hired many more employees that were expected during the early part of 2018, but growth in wages has not yet accelerated, according to new figures released leaving the Bank of England waiting for any signs the economy can handle an increase in interest rates.