Michael McLaughlin said:
"With the UK employment rate at 76.1%, the high rate of employment contrasts with the fact that in the last quarter, the UK's economy shrunk for the first time since 2012. It appears as though impending Brexit decisions are slowing down the economy as businesses collectively shut their eyes, hold their breaths and hope for the best. Depending on decisions made over the coming months, these record-high employment figures could well be short-lived. Factoring in the potential reduction to the gig economy and the possible loss of immigration workers in the service sector."
"Moreover, although employment rate are high, growth in wages is still slow and has been for years. Businesses are just paying more employees less money."
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