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Concerns for recovery as jobs growth slowed to snail's pace in first half of year

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Richard Burton

Richard Burton

Richard Burton

There have been slews of good news on the economy over the past year. But those hoping for more of the same were disappointed yesterday. The number of people at work barely grew in the first half of the year compared to the end of 2013.

Despite some positives in the sheaves of figures on jobs published by the state's statisticians, the single most important indicator of the health of the economy contradicts most other indicators, which are pointing firmly towards a quickening pace of economic expansion.


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