The number of Scots out of work has increased despite a fall across the UK, the Office for National Statistics has announced.

Between April and June, 3000 more Scots became unemployed, taking the total number to 107,000.

The country's unemployment rate now stands at 3.9%, a rise of 0.1% compared to the previous rolling three-monthly period of March to May.

During the same period, the number of people out of work across the UK fell by 57,000.

The UK's unemployment rate now stands at 4.4%, the lowest level since 1975.

Despite the rise, Scotland still has a lower jobless rate than England, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively, and the UK as a whole.

The Scottish Government's economy secretary Keith Brown said: "These latest figures show continued resilience in our labour market with 30,000 more people in work compared with this time last year and the unemployment rate falling by 1.2% points over the year.

"The employment rate has risen to 75.2%, its highest on record, with more people in employment than ever before, while the unemployment rate of 3.9% is close to record lows."

Scottish secretary David Mundell said: "It is good news that Scotland's employment has reached a record high. Unemployment is at a near historic low, at 3.9%, which is a trend I hope to see continue.

"The UK Government will continue to work to strengthen Scotland's economy and I encourage the Scottish Government to continue to use their economic levers to increase Scotland's prosperity."

Over the past 12 months Scotland's unemployment rate has fallen by 1.2%, more than double the rate of the UK as a whole.