• UK productivity grows at its fastest rate in over 6 years - and unemployment falls again

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    UK headline unemployment rate remains unchanged, but 59,000 fewer people are out of work than in the previous period, ONS says.
    Headline unemployment stays at 4.3%, while headline employment reading drops from 75.1% to 75%.
    Productivity picked up in the quarter, according to the ONS, growing at its highest rate since the middle of 2011.
    LONDON - UK unemployment remained at its lowest level since 1975, while productivity finally started to pick up, according to the latest data from the Office of National Statistics.
    The unemployment rate was 4.3% in the three months to September, unchanged...
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  • Unemployment in the UK drops by 59,000 people

    Unemployment in the UK drops by 59,000 people

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    LONDON - UK unemployment remained at its lowest level since 1975, according to the latest data from the Office of National Statistics.
    The unemployment rate was 4.3% in the three months to September, unchanged from the previous reading.
    While the headline rate didn't change, unemployment did fall in the three months to September, with 59,000 fewer people out of work.
    The employment rate, which measures the proportion of people aged 16-64 in work, hit 75% - down from 75.1% in the previous three months.
    In total, there are 32.06 million people at work in the UK, according to the figures...
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