Unemployment rate at 42-Year low in UK

Unemployment hits 4.2 pct in December 2017 to February, down from 4.7 pct a year earlier and the lowest since 1975
LONDON: Unemployment in the U.K. fell 16,000 to 1.42 million, hitting 4.2 percent last December through this February, the lowest rate in 42 years, the government announced Tuesday.
The unemployment rate fell from 4.7 percent a year earlier to its lowest level since 1975, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
Unemployment was 4.3 percent in November through January.
There were 1.42 million unemployed people (people not employed but seeking and available to work), 16,000 fewer than in September-November 2017, and 136,000 fewer than a year earlier.
The latest estimates show that average weekly earnings for employees in the country in nominal terms rose 2.8 percent, both excluding and including bonuses, compared to a year earlier.–AA

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