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UK jobless drop puts spotlight on central bank

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LONDON (AP) — Britain's unemployment rate has dropped more than expected, edging closer to the point at which the Bank of England will consider raising interest rates. The Office of National Statistics said Wednesday the unemployment rate in the three months ended Nov. 30 fell to 7.1 percent, down 0.5 percentage points from the previous period. The drop was bigger than analysts had estimated, a...

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