current affairs

UK unemployment figures have apparently dropped

Despite the recent Brexit vote, unemployment figures in the UK have fallen by 52,000 to 1.64 million between April and June in the run up to the referendum. In terms of the claimant count, in the first month since the UK left the EU, we have had more people going into employment and the figures have dropped by 8,000. 

There is also evidence that suggests that wages have risen by 2.3%, as more job opportunities have come up and more jobs are offering higher wages than the national living wage. 

This good news is boosting the country’s morale, and also highlights that businesses are not worrying about the effect of the Brexit vote at the moment. 

The UK’s employment minister Damian Hinds said that this news showed the strength of the UK and was ‘record breaking’.