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Is this sentence correct ?
The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for the three months to June 2012 was 71.0 per cent. Thisis the highest figure since the three months to May 2009 and it is up 0.4 percentage points on the previous quarter.
Why does the author write is ( after "this" and after "it" ) instead of was ?
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Can I ask some questions?
What is the reason for using simple tense here?At this moment in time it still is the highest figure since the three months to May 2009
Is it because the above event right at the speaking time?
Suggestion for a better title: This is the highest figure.
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