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Labour Force Survey, October 1999

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Employment grew strongly in October for the second consecutive month. An increase of 80,000 builds on September’s gain of 64,000 and brings job gains so far this year to 253,000 (+1.7%).

Unemployment fell in October by an estimated 47,000 and the unemployment rate dropped 0.3 percentage points to 7.2%, its lowest level since March 1990.

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