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    #1

    Joint sharpest rate

    What is the meaning of the following sentence?

    Service sector employment growth strengthens to joint fastest rate in 17 years.

    What does 'joint' here mean?
    Does it just mean 'the fastest growth in employment in 17 years'?

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    Re: Joint sharpest rate

    It looks like a typo, or maybe a headline written by a non-native Anglophone.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Joint sharpest rate

    There has not been a faster in 17 years but, during that 17 years, there was a growth that was equally fast.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Aug-2016 at 17:45. Reason: Fixed typo

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