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Barbara Ruszel Economist
Tel: 902-424-1848Email: Basia.Ruszel-Lichodzijewska@novascotia.ca

January 25, 2018
UK UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER 2017

  

The UK Office for National Statistics reported today that the unemployment rate for the three-month period Sept 2017 to Nov 2017 was 4.3 per cent. This is down from the rate of  4.8 per cent reported for the same months a year ago. The lowest UK unemployment rate since 1975.

There were 1.44 million unemployed people, little changed from June-Aug 2017, and 160,000 fewer than for a year earlier.

Employment was at 32.21 million, 102,000 more than in June-Aug 2017, and 415,000 more than for a year earlier.

Source: UK Labour Market Statistics  and STC CANSIM 282-0087



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