UK jobs fall most in over four years as election nears, shows data

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Britain's employers cut more jobs from July to September than in any quarter for four years, according to official data, which highlighted how the labour market is slowing as an election nears although the fall was smaller than economists forecast. Strong jobs growth has been a silver lining of the Brexit crisis for British workers as companies hired staff rather than make longer-term commitments to investment.

The unemployment rate fell back to 3.8%, its lowest level since early 1975, the Office for National Statistics said. But.....

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