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UK employment numbers hit new record despite Brexit

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Britain   The employment rate for November to January was 76.1%, up from 75.3%

UK employment reached a new record in the three months to January as employers hired more workers despite concerns about Brexit and the wider economy.


The employment rate for November to January was 76.1%, up from 75.3% a year earlier and the highest figure on record, official figures showed.

Unemployment stood at 3.9% - highest since January 1975, the Office for National Statistics said, as employment rose by 222,000 - the biggest increase since November 2015 and almost double the 120,000 average analyst forecast. Full-time roles accounted for two-thirds of the overall rise in employment.


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