UK ILO unemployment for the three months ending June lingered at 7.8% in line with both prior and forecasted readings. Average weekly earnings for the year ending June slipped to 1.3% from 2.7%, yet better than median estimates of 1.1%, while weekly earnings excluding bonus matched forecasts of 1.6%, lower than the previous 1.8%.

Jobless claims for the month of July recorded a drop by 3.8 thousand compared with the prior 15.9 thousand revised for the original estimate of 20,800 thousands in June and estimates of 17,000 thousands. Claimant count rate remained unchanged at 4.5%, similar to analyst's projections.