UK manufacturers cut jobs at fastest rate since 2012Christian Fernsby ▼ | December 2, 2019
British manufacturers cut jobs last month at the fastest rate since 2012, a survey showed.
British economy PMI sank to 48.9
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But the PMI stuck below the 50 level that divides growth from contraction for a seventh consecutive month, the longest such run since 2009, as the country headed for an early election on Dec.
12 intended to end a parliamentary logjam over Brexit.
"November saw UK manufacturers squeezed between a rock and hard place, as the uncertainty created by a further delay to Brexit was accompanied by growing paralysis ahead of the forthcoming general election," IHS Markit economist Rob Dobson said. ■