Builders travel in an elevator as they work on a construction site in London, Britain August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
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Britain's labor market showed little sign of taking a hit immediately after the country's Brexit vote as the unemployment rate held steady and job creation rose in the three months to July, according to official data.The number of people in work rose by 174,000, taking the employment rate to a new record high of 74.5 percent, the Office for National Statistics said Wednesday.Workers' total earnings including bonuses rose by an annual 2.3 percent in the three months to July, slowing from 2.5 percent in the second quarter. Economists had expected growth of 2.1 percent.
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