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The UK unemployment rate rose to 3.6% but remains close to its lowest level in almost half a century, official data showed on Tuesday.

The unemployment rate in the three months to September rose from 3.5% in the three months to August, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement.

It was 3.6%, the lowest level since 1974.
“several working days were lost to strikes in August and September. It’s coming from the department,” said Labor Director Darren Morgan. ONS economic statistics.

“With real wages continuing to fall, it is not surprising that the employers we surveyed told us that most disputes involved wages.” Jeremy Hunt The government budget is set to include tax increases as the Treasury Secretary seeks to support struggling states. We are behind the tough tax and spending decisions that will be made on Thursday,” the ministry said.

“Restoring stability and reducing debt is the only option to curb inflation and keep interest rates from rising,” he added.

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