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Deloitte chief economist comments on this morning's unemployment figures

15 October 2019

Commenting on the latest unemployment figures, published this morning by the Office for National Statistics, Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte, said:

“Up to now we have seen a slowdown everywhere but in the jobs market. These numbers show that a period of remarkable resilience in jobs and earnings is coming to an end. 2020 is likely to see unemployment edge higher, albeit from very low levels - the first sustained increase in nine years.”

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