UK vacancies at record high
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Job vacancies have hit a record high as the UK's labour market continues to "rebound robustly", according to the latest official figures.
The number of vacancies hit 953,000 in the three months to July, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
The unemployment rate fell to 4.7% in the three months to June, while the annual growth in average pay was 7.4%.
However, the ONS urged caution in reading too much into the rise in wages.
ONS deputy statistician Jonathan Athow told the BBC that while the rise in average pay "hasn't been that high for a long time", it also compares to last year when millions of people were on furlough and were not being paid their full wage.