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U.K. unemployment edges up to 3.9% as 28,000 file for jobless claims

Steve Goldstein

Unemployment in the three months to June rose a tenth to 3.9%, the Office for National Statistics said Tuesday. The number of jobless claimants rose 28,000, while average weekly earnings including bonuses were up 3.7%. Economists were expecting a 3.8% unemployment rate, a 20,000 rise in claimants and 3.7% wage growth, according to a Factset-compiled consensus.