UK jobless claims and the unemployment rate will steal the show when released on Wednesday.
Economists predict unemployment claims to fall by 25,000 in September, compared to a drop of 32,600 the month before.
Employers added 125,000 jobs in August, down from 80,000 a month earlier, according to consensus.
The jobless rate is expected to hold steady at 7.7% for August.
Barclays said it sees a gradual improvement in UK employment to continue, but warns that wage pressures are likely to remain subdued.
Investec anticipates the unemployment rate will hold steady, saying it could delay the expected timing of the first rise in Bank rate.
"Even if the unemployment rate does edge down, recent signs that productivity is now recovering suggest that it will still take a number of years to fall to the Monetary Policy Committee's 7% threshold," the broker said.
Policymakers are turning to jobs data after the Bank of England vowed to maintain interest rates at the current low of 0.5% until the unemployment rate falls below 7%.
Last week the central bank announced its decision to keep interest rates unchanged, reiterating its pledge to wait for a greater pick up in the jobs market.
BoE Governor Mark Carney believes it will take about three years for unemployment to reach the Bank's target.
Wednesday October 16th
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