Quarterly figures from the ONS showed the number of European Union nationals working in Britain rose by an annual 4.5 percent over the fourth quarter, the smallest increase since the third quarter of 2013. The unemployment rate has fallen by such a degree in recent years that some commentators have described the situation as Britain's "jobs miracle".
The number of people classed as economically inactive, including students, those on long-term sick leave, taken early retirement or who have given up looking for work, fell by 109,000 to 8.7 million, giving a rate of 21%. This was the first increase in the unemployment rate in almost two years.
That was still weaker than the 3.0 percent reading of British consumer price inflation for December and the ONS said wage growth in real terms dropped by an annual 0.3 percent over the fourth quarter.
Separate ONS figures showed Britain's government recorded a January budget surplus of 10 billion pounds, slightly bigger than forecast and helped by a seasonal surge of income tax receipts at the start of the year.
TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "Nobody should have to rely on a zero-hours contract for their main job, but over 900,000 workers remain stuck in that situation".
"The latest labour market data aren't a decisive blow to the chances of a May rate hike - two more (jobless) reports will be published before then - but they do reduce the odds", said Samuel Tombs, economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.
"Meanwhile, slowing productivity growth and rising pay growth makes an interest rate increase more likely".
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Russian has supported Assad during the seven-year civil war and began providing military support to his regime in 2015. Russian and Syrian officials ha d estimated that dozens of Russians had been killed , The New York Times reported .
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Conversely, OAR goaltender Vasili Koshechkin has allowed four goals on 27 shots for a save percentage just north of 85.0. Team USA , meanwhile, will play a Round 16 game early next week, having finished third in the group at 1-2 and -4.
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