Unemployment in the UK falls once again

LONDON — UK unemployment remained at its lowest level since 1975, according to the latest data from the Office of National Statistics.

The unemployment rate was 4.3% in the three months to August, unchanged from the previous reading.

While the headline rate didn’t change, unemployment did fall in the three months to August, with 52,000 fewer people out of work.

The employment rate, which measures the proportion of people aged 16-64 in work, hit 75.1% — up from 74.5% in the previous year.

In total, there are 32.1 million people at work in the UK, according to the figures, 94,000 more than in the March to May period.

Here’s the ONS’ chart of unemployment over the longer term:

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