FOREX TradingCharts.com

Financial News: UK Unemployment Rate Falls

UK Unemployment Rate Falls

03/23/2021 - 03:31:00 (RTTNews)

(RTTNews) - The UK unemployment rate dropped unexpectedly in three months to January, data from the Office for National Statistics revealed on Tuesday.

The unemployment rate came in at 5.0 percent in three months to January, below economists' forecast of 5.2 percent and 5.1 percent seen in three months to December. However, the rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than a year earlier.

At the same time, the employment rate dropped 0.3 percentage points from the previous quarter to 75.0 percent.

Data showed that growth in average total pay, including bonuses for the three months to January increased to 4.8 percent, but slightly smaller than the expected growth of 4.9 percent.

Excluding bonuses, annual growth in regular pay increased to 4.2 percent versus the forecast of 4.4 percent.

During December to February, the number of job vacancies was 26.8 percent lower than a year ago.

The number of claimant count increased by 86,600 on month in February. The claimant count stood at 7.5 percent compared to 7.2 percent in January.

For comments and feedback: contact editorial@rttnews.com

Copyright(c) 2021 RTTNews.com. All Rights Reserved

Market News provided by RTTNews

RECENT INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL NEWS


Germany Producer Price Inflation Highest Since 2011 (21 min(s), 59 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Germany's producer prices increased in March at the fastest pace since late 2011 d ...Full Story»

Estonia Producer Prices Rise In March (51 min(s), 59 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Estonia's producer prices increased in March, data from Statistics Estonia showed ...Full Story»

UK Jobless Rate Drops Unexpectedly (54 min(s), 59 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - The UK unemployment rate dropped unexpectedly in three months to February, data from t ...Full Story»

Japan Tertiary Activity Grows In February (01 hr(s), 19 min(s), 59 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Japan's tertiary activity rose for the first time in three months in February, dat ...Full Story»

European Economics Preview: UK Labor Market Data Due (01 hr(s), 42 min(s), 59 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Labor market data from the UK is due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the Europe ...Full Story»

China Maintains Benchmark Lending Rates (02 hr(s), 28 min(s), 59 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - China kept its benchmark lending rates unchanged, as widely expected, on Tuesday. ...Full Story»

RBA Meeting Minutes On Tap For Tuesday (42 min(s), 01 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - The Reserve Bank of Australia will on Tuesday release the minutes from its April 6 mon ...Full Story»

Bundesbank Report Says German Economy Shrank In Q1 (25 min(s), 01 sec(s) ago)
(RTTNews) - Germany's economic output decreased in the first quarter as activity was dampened ...Full Story»

Search

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL NEWS

Germany Producer Price Inflation Highest Since 2011

04/20/2021 - 02:56 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - Germany's producer prices increased in March at the fastest pace since late 2011 d ...Full Story>>

Estonia Producer Prices Rise In March

04/20/2021 - 02:26 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - Estonia's producer prices increased in March, data from Statistics Estonia showed ...Full Story>>

UK Jobless Rate Drops Unexpectedly

04/20/2021 - 02:23 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - The UK unemployment rate dropped unexpectedly in three months to February, data from t ...Full Story>>

Japan Tertiary Activity Grows In February

04/20/2021 - 01:58 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - Japan's tertiary activity rose for the first time in three months in February, dat ...Full Story>>

European Economics Preview: UK Labor Market Data Due

04/20/2021 - 01:35 AM (RTTNews)
(RTTNews) - Labor market data from the UK is due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the Europe ...Full Story>>

Do not sell my personal information

Copyright © 2021. All market data is provided by Barchart Solutions. Information is provided "as is" and solely for informational purposes, not for trading purposes or advice. To see all exchange delays and terms of use, please see disclaimer.