The unemployment rate for the United Kingdom as a whole fell to 4%, the lowest for more than 40 years, while the employment rate hit 75.6%.
The drop came despite a smaller-than-expected number of jobs created over the three-month period of 42,000.
Output per hour worked grew by 1.5 per cent year-on-year in the April-June period, the biggest increase since late 2016 after a 0.9 per cent rise in the first quarter of 2018. Pay growth excluding bonuses was up 2.7%, the slowest rate since January.
The official figures also showed 104,000 people who were employed on "zero-hours" contracts, which do not guarantee a set number of hours per week, left such work.
Dr Stuart McIntyre, of the Fraser of Allander Institute, an economic think-tank based at Strathclyde University, said Scotland and the United Kingdom were experiencing "historically low levels of unemployment and high levels of employment".
The fall in European Union migrant labour was accompanied by a boost in pay for workers in the UK.
The decline helps explain why the Bank of England (BoE) increased interest rates this month. Economists had expected the rate to remain at 4.2% level. Pay growth is anaemic at best.
Yet, Washington began restoring sanctions, which had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, on Iran last week. President Trump Tweeted: "Anyone doing business with Iran will not be doing business with the United States".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the flood-hit state of Kerala in his address to the nation on the 72nd Independence Day. With nearly all rivers in spate, reports of landslides have come in from Malappuram and Munnar in Idukki this morning.
If they are acquitted, they may not be freed as prosecutors could appeal or push charges of overstaying their visas. In her cautioned statement, Doan claimed she was told to carry out a " prank " on Jong Nam by four North Koreans .
The CDC says the majority of people who got measles were not vaccinated. "The best protection against measles is MMR vaccine". Health officials warn we are on track for a more infectious year than usual, with cases cropping up from coast to coast.
Separately, the NDAA authorises spending US$7.6 billion for 77 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets, made by Lockheed Martin . He said the Chinese military has launched a new military division to oversee its warfighting programs in space.
Turkey and Russia will take steps to "enhance strategic partnership", Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday. The summit focusing on Syria and the wider region will be held in Istanbul on September 7.
England beat Colombia and Sweden in the knockout stages in Russian Federation before losing to Croatia in the semi-finals. They were ranked No. 22 in March 2006 but finished the year ranked No. 6 after finishing third at the World Cup.
China isn't the only country the U.S. has a rocky relationship with - Turkey is causing a few headaches for USA leaders as well. Sudanese Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed also praised the relations between the two countries.
The agreement Wednesday will also see Constellation nominate four directors to Canopy Growth's seven-member board of directors. Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton told CNN's Richard Quest in an interview Wednesday that the deal gives Canopy more credibility.
The mother of two said the bridge started shaking violently, then the giant A-frame tower in front of her collapsed "like flour". Construction expert Antonio Brencich of the University of Genoa had previously called the bridge "a failure of engineering".
Turkey said Wednesday it was imposing extra tariffs on imports of products, including rice, vehicles, alcohol, coal and cosmetics. The weakness of the Turkish currency has rippled through global markets.
Banker Pushed $16M Manafort Loans Despite Risk, Jury Told
Neither side gave any indication what the issue was, but the judge indicated that it would be revealed after the trial was over. Calk was looking for a job within the Trump cabinet, and Manafort tried to get him one, as outlined in the email below.
China, US to hold trade talks in late August
The SCI 300 Index was up 0.59 per cent by mid-morning, having fallen as much as 1.8 per cent shortly after open. "Lower-level officials will meet and haggle and see if there is a possibility for higher-level talks".
Did Donald Trump use the N-word?
Press secretary for the White House Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the book is "riddled with lies and false accusations". She once told PBS' "Frontline", "Every critic, every detractor will have to bow down under President Trump".
Bryant turns $6M to $200M
BodyArmor founder Mike Repole also sold Glaceau, the company behind smartwater and vitaminwater, to Coca-Cola in 2007. Monster Beverage and Red Bull follow close behind, with Coke trailing in fourth place with a 7 per cent share.
China protests against signing of U.S. defense act
SHANGHAI, - China's commerce ministry said on Tuesday that it would conduct a comprehensive assessment of the contents of the U.S. The One China Policy says that there is only one China , one Chinese government and that Taiwan is a breakaway province.
WNBA star Lindsay Whalen to retire
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve shed a few tears, but Whalen kept the mood light with a steady stream of her trademark dry-witted quips. Whalen has won five WNBA championships - all with the Lynx - and will retire with the most wins of any player in WNBA history.
Subtropical depression forms far off in north Atlantic
We are near the peak of the season, but the rest of the Atlantic is expected to be quiet for the next week or so. But forecasters are urging Hawaii residents to watch Lane closely as it marches closer to the Central Pacific.