Vacancies fell to their lowest level in more than a year of 827,000 across the United Kingdom - 9,000 fewer than a year earlier and 19,000 fewer than the previous quarter.
The number of people in work rose 28,000 to a record high, leaving the jobless rate at a 44-year low of 3.8%.
However, after taking inflation into account, the average earnings were still lower than in 2008.
"With the October 31 deadline about to enter the three-month expiry window, the options market is pricing in the expectation of higher and higher volatility ahead of that expected cliff-edge", said Ned Rumpeltin, the European head of currency research at Toronto Dominion Bank.
The dollar also climbed against most higher-yielding, riskier currencies, jumping 0.8 percent against the Mexican peso, 0.3 percent on the Australian dollar and 0.2 percent versus South Korea's won.
Ed Monk, associate director for personal investing at Fidelity International, said: "Pay is rising by a 1.4% a year in real terms, and faster for those getting bonuses".
"[Wednesday's] inflation figures will tell us more about the money in our pockets".
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Following on from increasing wage figures, record low unemployment and stable inflation, these figures have given United Kingdom markets reason for optimism, despite ongoing Brexit uncertainties. "If this is the case tomorrow, then some of the shine may come of today's numbers".
After cutting interest rates for a second time in as many months, the minutes were unsurprisingly viewed as dovish, with the bank continuing to focus on the slack in the labour market, with the bank hinting at the possibility of further rate cuts if the situation doesn't improve.
"Admittedly the jobs data have deteriorated...employee numbers fell by 85,000 or 0.3%, the most since November 2011".
Three-month implied sterling-dollar volatility touched 8.75% Thursday, the highest since April.
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"Picking a destination where prices on the ground are low can outweigh the impact of a weak exchange rate, but a destination where prices are cheap and sterling is strong is the best bet". Employment figures gave mixed messages on the health of the United Kingdom labor market, with both jobless claims and wages rising. Total public-sector pay growth was 3.6%, the most since 2010, and private-sector wages rose 3.4%. The question is whether the slower pace of job creation reflects weaker demand for workers or firms struggling to find suitable staff. "Smaller businesses, which hire the lion's share of the United Kingdom workforce, have been challenged by increased costs and stalling productivity, making it hard for them to find margins and compete with even more attractive pay packages".