Latest figures show there were 7,000 fewer people out of work in the three months to December.
According to the Office of National Statistic (ONS), the jobless rate fell to an 11-year low, despite dire warnings Brexit would lead to economic disaster.
Damian Green was taken to task by Adam Boulton for backing "project fear"
You were a Remainer – do you accept now that project fear was over-egged?
“You were a Remainer – do you accept now that project fear was over-egged and the consequences of a vote to Leave were exaggerated by your side?” Bolton quizzed.
“They weren’t deliberately exaggerated, it’s what a lot of economists were saying,” Mr Green snapped back.
“What we have shown is the underlying reliance of the British economy, both in terms of our capacity to amount uncertainty, but also very specifically as a job-creating machine.”
The work and pensions secretary insisted the dire warnings weren't "deliberately exaggerated"
The minister said the Government were putting measures in place to ensure the economy continues to grow once Britain’s divorce from the bloc begins.
“We’re working very hard to avoid any particular big hit on growth, or in my department, jobs,” he continued.
“A lot of people have criticised the department and criticised the Job Centres, I think today is a good day to pay tribute to everybody who works to try and help people back into work.”
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Unemployment fell by 7,000 in the three months to December
In total, almost 32 million adults are in work in the UK – a rise of 300,000 compared to the same period last year.
With just 1.6 million people claiming unemployment, it’s the lowest level seen in the UK since the beginning of 2006.
The statistics revealed, however, wage growth was just 2.6 per cent, down 0.2 per cent compared with last month.
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Continued cooperation with the EU to tackle terrorism and international crime.
ONS senior statistician David Freeman said: "Continued moderate growth in employment has led to a new high in the total employment rate, while the rate for women has reached 70% for the first time on record.
"Overall, the labour market appears to be edging towards full capacity."