Official data has shown that UK recorded unemployment in the second quarter of the year as it reopens its economy.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement that unemployment rate eased to 4.7 percent in the second quarter from 4.8 percent in the three months to the end of May,.

ONS statistician, Jonathan Athow said, “The world of work continues to rebound robustly from the effects of the pandemic.”

Athow further stated that “early survey figures show the number of job vacancies passed one million for the first time ever in July”.

Meanwhile, Uk finance minister, Rishi Sunak said in a separate statement, “I know there could still be bumps in the road but the (latest unemployment) data is promising”.

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