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Unemployment drops by 52000 but jobless rate stays at same level
UK unemployment fell by 52,000 in the three months to August to 1.4 million, leaving the jobless rate unchanged at 4.3% from the previous quarter - still at the lowest level since 1975.
UK wage growth slips, remains well under inflation rate  
Unemployment falls to 12-year low as jobless total is cut by 52000  
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Probably just a blip, this small dip in the employment rate, but one to watch.... pic.twitter.com/WYXTVKFXwd. - Sarah O'Connor (@sarahoconnor_) October 18, 2017.
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