During the fourth quarter of 2017, UK economy recorded a deceleration of 0.36 p.p. in the year-over-year growth rate of the GDP in comparison with the previous quarter, registering a rate of 1.42%. This performance was driven by business services and finance. With regards to the labor market, the unemployment stood at the 4.30%, while the year-over-year growth rate of employment increased up to the 1.14%. The sterling pound registered a slight appreciation against the dollar, standing at 1.33 $/£. Finally, the inflation registered a 3.03% rate.
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