For the period from June to August, unemployment in the UK, calculated according to the methods of the International Labor Organization, dropped to 4% from 4.2% in the previous three months, statistics from ONS showed. The index in June-August, as well as in May-July, became the lowest since February 1975. During this period, the number of unemployed in the country amounted to 1 million 360 thousand people, a decrease of 47 thousand. The employment rate of 75.5% over the three months decreased by 0.2 percentage points and grew over the year by 0.4 percentage points. The average salary per week, which does not take into account bonuses, but taking into account bonuses, has increased at a record pace since the beginning of 2009 by 3.1%.
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