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Britain's Unemployment Rate Falls

Britain's unemployment rate was 5.4% in the three months through June, down 0.2 percentage points from the previous quarter, the government said Wednesday.

The number of people out of work fell by 45,000 to 1.65 million, the Office for National Statistics said.

Average earnings increased by 3.3% in the year to June, down 0.2 points from the previous month and the lowest figure for four years.