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More people in work but real wages are back to 2015 levels

Real wages have fallen for the first time in 30 months despite a drop in unemployment to a level last recorded in 1975. The Office for National Statistics said that earnings growth excluding bonuses fell by 0.2 per cent in … Continue reading

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Demand for staff rises as availability falls at quickest pace since 2015

Demand for staff is at its highest level in 21 months as the number of people seeking jobs has fallen to a near-two-year low. According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, demand for permanent and temporary staff rose in May … Continue reading

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Find out the gender pay gap for your job

This interactive tool allows you to find out the gender pay gaps and average earnings in a wide range of jobs. It also shows how many women and men work in each role. At 18.1%, the gap in average pay … Continue reading

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Job vacancies increase as staff shortages lift pay

The jobs market has “ended the year on a high”, with employment and wages strengthening despite fears of a post-Brexit slowdown, according to a key survey. Companies increased their permanent staff headcount in November at the fastest pace since February … Continue reading

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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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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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Unemployment falls to lowest rate in more than ten years

Britain’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in more than ten years, according to official figures that were seized on by campaigners from both sides of the EU debate. The final set of job numbers before next Thursday’s … Continue reading

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Wages are falling behind as employment hits new high

Employment in Britain has reached a record high, although workers are failing to see a significant rise in wages. The figure for people in work rose to 74.1 per cent in the final three months of last year, the highest … Continue reading

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Osborne hails milestone towards full employment

Britain’s employment rate has reached its highest level since records began in 1971 but continued weak pay growth will encourage the Bank of England to delay raising interest rates. George Osborne hailed the 74 per cent employment rate as an … Continue reading

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Unemployment falls but wages slip back for those in work

The unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a decade but wage growth has slowed sharply, suggesting that the Bank of England is likely to keep interest rates down well into next year. There were 1.71 million … Continue reading

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