Better-than-forecast figures on U.K. unemployment, wages, new report shows

The U.K. unemployment rate in July fell to 3.8% from 3.9% in June, as the claimant count rose to 28,200 from 19,800. Economists polled by FactSet had forecast an unemployment rate of 3.9%. The number of vacancies from June to August fell to 812,000, down 23,000, while average weekly earnings climbed an above-forecast 4%.

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