FTSE lower after jobs data

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The UK FTSE 100 index has opened lower today after official UK jobs data released this morning from the ONS shows that the number of payrolled employees decreased by 0.2% in March 2021, equivalent to 56,000 people. That was unexpected and the first dip in four months.

Investors will also be monitoring the latest batch of earnings with more large companies reporting today both in Europe and the US. Associated British Foods is reporting and Netflix reports after market close in the US.

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