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Deloitte’s chief economist: Jobs recovery rolls on

14 September 2016

Commenting on the latest labour market figures, published this morning by the Office for National Statistics, Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, said:

“These data cover only a part of the post referendum period, so don’t give a full verdict on the effects of Brexit. But the early message from these numbers is that the jobs recovery rolls on.

“Unemployment is falling, jobs are being created and earnings are heading up. Britain’s jobless rate is half that of the euro area.”   

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About Deloitte
In this press release references to Deloitte are references to Deloitte LLP, which is among the country's leading professional services firms.

Deloitte LLP is the United Kingdom member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), a UK private company limited by guarantee, whose member firms are legally separate and independent entities. Please see www.deloitte.co.uk/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTTL and its member firms.

The information contained in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.

Member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.

Mark Smith
Deloitte LLP
+44 020 7007 7082
marksmith@deloitte.co.uk


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