Brexit brushed...for now
A triple whammy of good news for Britain's pre-referendum economy.
Total UK employment increased by another +172,000 over the three months to June 2016, to an all-time record high of 31.75 million, according to the Office for National Statistics.
This was an increase in employment of +606,000 from the prior year.
The employment rate for 16-64 year old persons rose to its highest level since comparable record began in 1971.
The April-June unemployment rate of 4.9 per cent was the lowest since 2005, and matched the post-recession low water mark.
Meanwhile there was also a surprise fall in the number of benefits claimants.
The number of unemployed fell to 1.64 million, some 207,000 fewer than a year earlier.
And average weekly earnings including bonuses increased by a stronger than expected +2.4 per cent from one year ago, well ahead of the inflation rate of just +0.5 per cent over the period.
All great news, but as Britain voted for a "Brexit" this might be as good as it gets.
Time will tell.