(Teleborsa) – The unemployed claimant count is down, which in August decreased by 58,600 units, after reporting a drop of 7,800 units in July. The data is published byOffice for National Statistics (ONS).
It falls in July on unemployment rate dropped to 4.6% compared to 4.7% in June, which is in line with the consensus.
In the three months to July, employment increased by 183,000 units, after the +95 thousand units of the previous month. The market estimates were for growth of 178,000 units.
Finally, the average wage growth rate again in July showed an increase of 6.8% excluding bonuses (as expected by analysts), compared to the previous + 7.3% and grew by 8.3% also including this component (consensus + 8.2%) against + 8.8% of the previous month.