British jobless rate slips to 7.9 percent: official data
Britain's unemployment rate dipped to 7.9 percent in the three months to the end of April, compared with the November-January period, official data showed on Wednesday.
The unemployment rate compared with 8.0 percent in the three months to March, the Office for National Statistics said in a statement.
The number of unemployed people, meanwhile, rose by 23,000 in the three months to the end of April to reach 2.47 million.
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