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Barbara Ruszel Economist
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February 21, 2018

The UK Office for National Statistics reported today that the unemployment rate for the three-month period October to December 2017 was 4.4 per cent. This is down from the rate of 4.8 per cent reported for the same months a year ago. 

There were 1.47 million unemployed people, 46,000 more than the period July-September 2017, and 123,000 fewer than for a year earlier.

Employment was at 32.15 million, 88,000 more than in July-September 2017, and 321,000 more than for a year earlier.

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

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