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BRUSSELS | Eurozone unemployment falls to decade-low of 7.9 percent

BRUSSELS — Jan 09, 2019—Official figures show that unemployment across the 19-country eurozone fell in November to a decade-low rate of 7.9 percent but worries over the economic outlook have stoked concerns that it may not fall much lower. Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics agency, said Wednesday that a 90,000 monthly fall in the number … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Eurozone unemployment falls to decade-low of 7.9 percent

LONDON | UK student loan changes to add billions to budget deficit

LONDON— Britain’s Office of National Statistics says it is changing the way it accounts for student loans in a decision that will add 12 billion pounds ($15 billion) to the country’s budget deficit. The statistics agency said in a statement Monday that the design of the system means much of the loan book is never … Continue reading LONDON | UK student loan changes to add billions to budget deficit

LONDON | UK economy grows at fastest tick in nearly 2 years

LONDON— Official figures show that the British economy grew in the third quarter of the year at its fastest pace for nearly two years. The Office for National Statistics said Friday that the economy expanded by a quarterly rate of 0.6 percent in the July to September period. That’s up from the previous quarter’s 0.4 … Continue reading LONDON | UK economy grows at fastest tick in nearly 2 years