Monthly Archives: August 2016

UK jobless total falls to 1.64 million

The UK unemployment total fell by 52,000 to 1.64 million between April and June, official figures indicate. The UK’s unemployment rate remained at 4.9%, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. According to the ONS, the number of people on … Continue reading

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Fathers too nervous to ask boss for parental leave?

Only a fraction of fathers have taken advantage of shared parental leave rules and taken extended time off work to care for a new baby, according to the first figures on take up. Records held by Revenue & Customs showed … Continue reading

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Job vacancies up 8% as shortage of skills takes its toll

The number of jobs advertised last month was higher than at the same time last year, suggesting that Britain’s booming jobs market was not affected by the EU referendum result, according to Reed.co.uk, the recruitment website. There were 8.2 per … Continue reading

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