17 July 2018

UK labour market consistent with August UK rate rise

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Margherita Orlandini, Corporate PR Manager, Royal London
Margherita Orlandini

Corporate PR Manager, Royal London


Commenting on UK labour data, Melanie Baker, Economist at Royal London Asset Management said:

"The continued picture of low unemployment and decent employment growth in today’s UK Labour Market Report looks consistent with a Bank of England rate rise in August. The slower headline pay growth is unlikely to be enough to persuade a majority of MPC members to hold back.

Looking beyond the August meeting, Brexit risks remain a strong reason for caution on the UK outlook for the economy and markets. They may also ensure that we get another sizeable gap before the next rate rise."

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