However unemployment rate among 16 to 24-year olds up 7% on same period last year
Unemployment in Scotland has fallen for the fourth consecutive month according to latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
The total number of people out of work in Scotland now stands at 215,000, including those who are unemployed and not eligible for benefits – a drop of 4,000 between March and May.
However, the total number of people out of work in Scotland is still 10,000 more than the total from 12 months ago.
And the number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance rose by 1,300 between May and June to a total of 144,100.
Scotland's unemployment rate now stands at eight per cent compared with 8.1 per cent for the rest of the UK.
The UK unemployment rate also fell by 65,000 to 2.58 million in the three months to May, ONS figures suggest, and employment rose by 181,000 to 29.35 million, though 6,100 more people are now claiming jobseeker's allowance, taking the total to 1.6 million in June.
The employment rate in Scotland rose by 9,000 between March and May to total 2,493,000, according to ONS figures.
Scotland's employment rate now stands at 71.4 per cent compared with the UK average of 70.7 per cent.
The youth employment rate for 16 to 24-year-olds in Scotland now stands at 54.5 per cent compared with 49.1 per cent for the rest of the UK.
However the unemployment rate for 16 to 24-year olds now stands at 40 per cent, a rise of seven per cent on the same period last year.
Scottish Secretary Michael Moore said: "In view of great international economic uncertainty, it is welcome news that Scottish employment is increasing and that unemployment fell for the fourth consecutive month of reporting.
"The increase in people claiming jobseeker's allowance is a reminder that the challenges in the economy remain huge.
“With the work programme in place, we now have a system for tracking people on their way to long-term meaningful employment. The unemployed are no longer concealed on training allowances or on other benefits.
"This month I have met with the Scottish Government, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, Scottish employers and the Department for Work and Pensions, and stressed the importance of a Team Scotland approach to tackling unemployment.
"Despite the difficult financial climate, we continue to work hard to bring about the right economic conditions for growth in Scotland and the UK."