British official jobless rate slips to 7.7 percent

13th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

Britain's unemployment rate eased to 7.7 percent in the three months to the end of August, down from 7.8 percent in the three months to May, official data showed on Wednesday.

The number of unemployed people fell by 20,000 in the three months to the end of August to reach 2.45 million, the Office for National Statistics said in a statement.


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