British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Conservative MP for Stoke-on-Trent North, Jonathan Gullis arrive to attend a Cabinet away day at Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, central England, Britain May 12, 2022. Oli Scarff/Pool by way of REUTERS

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LONDON, May 12 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson mentioned economic data revealed on Thursday was encouraging and he advised his ministers they wanted to concentrate on a jobs-led restoration.

“The most extraordinary thing about the way the country came back from the pandemic was the strength of the employment position…that is the single most important thing we need to focus on: a strong jobs-led recovery,” Johnson mentioned in the beginning of a cupboard assembly.

“I am encouraged by some of the growth figures I just saw this morning … jobs, jobs, jobs is the answer.”

The data confirmed gross home product fell 0.1% in March from February. That left progress within the first three months at 0.8%, weaker than the Bank of England’s 0.9% forecast and the 1.0% median forecast by economists polled by Reuters.

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Reporting by Muvija M, writing by William James
Editing by William Schomberg

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