That well-worn phrase, the calm before the storm inevitably comes to mind with the publication of the latest unemployment figures (http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/apr/21/unemployment-claimants-constituency-data ).
Overall, the figure is down. However, the caveat to contemplate is that there has been a growth in part-time jobs at the expense of full-time employment. It is also necessary to point out that the ConDem cuts haven't yet had time to be reflected in any statistics. Factor those in to subsequent jobless figures & you'll begin to see exponential rises in unemployment. The Guardian piece has a breakdown for each parliamentary constituency.
17.30 UPDATE: By way of clarification, I should have pointed out that these were the benefit claimant figures, not the unemployment figures, per se.