UK data to be released on Wednesday is expected to show a drop in unemployment.
The number of jobless claims in May is forecast to have declined 25,000 following a 25,100 fall in April.
The unemployment rate is projected to retreat to 6.7% in the three months to April from 6.8% in the previous quarter.
British employers may have added 270,000 jobs in the quarter to April after adding 283,000 over the prior three months, according to analysts' estimates.
Barclays Research is forecasting the unemployment rate to inch down further to 6.7% while the claimant count drops by 27,200. However, weekly average earnings are expected to edge down to a year-on-year pace of 0.9% over the three months to April due to base effects linked to the timing of companies´ bonus payments last year. "These developments are consistent with measured wage growth in the economy," the broker added.
On the company front, the focus will be on Betfair's annual results. The online gaming company is expected to report earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of £87m.
Wednesday June 11th
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