Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Job market stays firm
Posted by David Smith at 10:00 AM
Category: Thoughts and responses

Employment rose to 29.1m, a record, in the three months to July, up 84,000 on the previous three months. The broadest unemployment measure fell by 28,000 to 1.65m. or 5.4% of the workforce. The claimant count, meanwhile, dropped by 4,200 to 852,900. Earnings growth remained benign at 3.5%. Details here.