UK unemployment falls to 44-year low despite Brexit fears

The Guardian - Mar 19, 13:42 GMT

Employers’ hiring reduces jobless rate to 3

Employers’ hiring reduces jobless rate to 3.9%, the lowest since the start of 1975

UK unemployment has dropped to the lowest level in more than 44 years despite mounting fears over Brexit, as employers across the country ramped up hiring at the fastest rate in more than three years.

The Office for National Statistics said Britain’s jobless rate fell to a fresh low of 3.9% in the three months to January, down from 4% a month ago, the lowest point since the start of 1975.

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