Brexiting UK unemployed Hits a 43-year low

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    The unemployment rate in Britain fell to a New 43-year low in the three months to June, but wage growth slowed down.

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The unemployment rate in Britain fell to a New 43-year low in the three months to June, but wage growth slowed down.

The unemployment rate was 4pc, at least since February, 1975, yesterday the Office for National statistics said. Economists expected it to stay at 4.2 PC.

The decline helps explain why the Bank of England raised interest rates this month.

Policy makers believe inflationary pressures in the labour market, the shortage of skilled to force employers to raise wages to attract and retain staff.

However, the absence of a strong payment growth still raises questions about the unanimous decision to raise the cost of borrowing was justified. There was little overall wages stirring, according to the latest data, the growth rate slowed to a nine-month low of 2.4 PC in the period from April to June – but sees BO pickup to 3.5 PC.

For policy, a lot also depends on performance. Without significant improvements, companies can find their profit margins coming under pressure to raise prices to compensate.

Flash data for the second quarter show output per hour grew by 0.4 PC, leaving labour productivity was only 1.5 PC a year lower than Before the financial crisis.

The pound initially rose after the data, before you delete your progress. Market-implied probability of another rate hike from the Bank of England in may 2019 rose to about 45pc, from 39pc on Monday. Officials of the Bank of England expects unemployment to fall to 3.9 PC this year and Governor mark Carney has signalled that further hikes will be required to return inflation to the target 2, assuming that England avoids a chaotic withdrawal from the European Union next year.

The growth in wages without bonuses, slowed to 2.7 PC, the lowest level since January but still ahead of inflation.

“There is very little sign that wage growth is on the rise, undermining a key factor in the recent decision of the monetary policy Committee to raise rates,” said Suren Thiru, head of Department of Economics, the British chamber of Commerce. “The tempo at which the payment exceeds the growth of prices remains relatively low, and therefore unlikely to provide respite financially squeezed consumers.”

There were other signs of weakness in the labor market. While vacancies were on record, the unemployment rate fell due to people leaving the labor force, while employment grew by only 42,000, less than half the growth. The level of employment fell to 75.6 PC.

The increase in employment last year was due to citizens of the UK as foreigners come in smaller numbers, since the quarter and the month of voting.

There was a record 86,000-the decline of employment among EU citizens, driven by citizens from the eight countries that joined the bloc in 2004. (Bloomberg)

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