New UK jobs figures defy nine-month recession

Fresh unemployment figures show robust job creation even though British economy still contracting.

    In the three months leading to June, an additional 201,000 jobs were created in the British economy.

    Unemployment has also gone down, to 46,000 people or around 8 per cent of the population.

    Yet that drop in joblessness comes at a time when the British economy is still contracting.

    Some experts are puzzled by the trend because the country has been in recession for nine months.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Leeds, United Kingdom.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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