FTSE 100, the British benchmark stock market gauge, Wednesday increased by 0.07 percent, or 4.65 points, to 6,336.48 points.
British unemployment rate was at 6 percent in the three months to October, showing little fluctuation compared with the previous quarter and remained at the lowest level since late 2008, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics Wednesday.
Two out of the nine-member Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England voted to raise benchmark interest rate, according to the minutes of the central bank's meeting published on Wednesday. It is the fifth month of opinion split.
Besides, the eurozone's inflation rate slowed to 0.3 per cent in November, keeping up pressure on the European Central Bank to act early next year.
Tullow Oil's share price increased by 3.59 percent, topped the gainers of the blue chips. BP, BG Group, Dixons Carphone and Royal Dutch Shell 'B' increased by 3.54 percent, 3.32 percent, 3.05 percent and 2.94 percent, respectively.
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA led the top losers of the blue chips with a share price drop of 4.02 percent, followed by Mondi (3.18 percent), WPP (2.51 percent), Diageo (1.97 percent) and Lloyds Banking Group (1.96 percent).
The index has decreased 2.52 percent so far this year when adjusted in U.S. dollar.