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GBP resumes rally on stellar UK jobs report

by Ashraf Laidi
Feb 18, 2015 11:00

The positives of the UK jobs figures are broad-based as the unemployment rate –measured by the ILO– dropped for the 3rd straight month to reaching 5.7%–its lowest since August 2008. Earnings rose by 2.1% y/y in the 3 months ending in December, reaching their highest level since Q2 2013, while earnings excluding bonuses slipped to 1.7% from 1.9%, meaning that pay growth after inflation grew at the highest level in nearly 6 years. jobless count fell by 38,600, well above expectations of a 25,000 decline. More on the charts and BoE minutes.

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GBP resumes rally on stellar UK jobs report - Uk Real Pay Feb 18 (Chart 1)

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Jobless Claims Change (JAN)
-38.6K -25.0K -35.8K Feb 18 9:30

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