Category Archives: Employment / Unemployment Statistics

Wages on rise as employment at its highest since records began!

Wages grew at their fastest pace in a decade in the three months to October and the number of people in work has reached a record high, official figures show. Regular pay, excluding bonuses, grew by an average of 3.3 … Continue reading

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Wages fail to match booming job market in puzzle for economists

Employment hit a record high and joblessness stayed at a 43-year low in the three months to May, but earnings growth slowed as the labour market continued to confound convention. The weakness in wage growth, which dipped from 2.6 per … Continue reading

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Could jobless levels be falling to 1950s level?

Unemployment could be heading down to levels last seen in the 1950s, according to a new analysis of Britain’s jobs market. The jobless rate has plunged since the financial crisis to a four-decade low of 4.2%. A study by Oxford … Continue reading

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Unemployment drop and rise in pay are cause for optimism?

Britain’s employment rate has hit a record high, joblessness is at a 43-year low and wages are rising in real terms for the first time in a year, according to official figures. With strong job creation, the labour market has … Continue reading

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Wages to rise by only 2%, according to CIPD survey

Bosses reluctant to give inflation-busting rises despite struggle to hire enough staff! Employers expect to hand out pay rises of only 2% this year, according to a new survey of 2,000 firms — a blow to workers who have seen … Continue reading

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Employment: Britain has plenty of vacancies but can’t get the staff

With EU workers leaving jobs Britons don’t want to take, employers are scrabbling for solutions. It used to be pretty easy for Alex Wrethman to find chefs. The restaurateur would stick an ad online and wait for the CVs to … Continue reading

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Employment bounces back to a record high!

Britain’s employment rate has risen to a record high, quashing recent fears that the job boom may be coming to an end and sending the pound to its highest level since the Brexit vote. The number of people in work … Continue reading

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Fall in employment may signal end of jobs boom

The number of people in work has fallen by the largest amount in almost three years, leading economists to wonder if the jobs boom is coming to an end. A total of 32.08 million people were in work between August … Continue reading

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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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