Could a red hot UK jobs market be going off the boil?
August saw the biggest fall in employment in over four years, according to official new data ...
With a 56,000 drop.
A rise had been expected.
It pushed unemployment to 3.9 per cent ...
While pay growth slowed from 3.9 per cent - to 3.8.
The jobs market has surprised economists with its resilience in the face of Brexit uncertainty.
And numbers last week suggested Britain did grow between July and September ...
But if it didn't, it would be in recession ahead of its scheduled departure from the EU this month.
In the meantime, surveys point to the dominant service sector cooling sharply, and manufacturing contracting.
Separately on Tuesday (October 15), a survey of British automotive firms shows one in three of them are cutting jobs.
Up from one in eight just under a year ago.
Eighty per cent of the firms say leaving the EU will hurt their future prospects.