UK Jobless Total Falls Again

jobTotal UK unemployment dropped between April and June, official figures indicate.

The UK’s jobless total fell by 52,000 to 1.64 million, and the unemployment rate remained at 4.9%, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

The number of people on the claimant count in July, the first month since the UK’s vote to leave the EU, was 763,600, down 8,600 from June.

Wages excluding bonuses rose 2.3% in the three months to June, the ONS said.  Including bonuses, earnings growth was 2.4%.

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