Tag Archives: Unemployment

Women lead the way with joblessness at 44-year low!

Female unemployment has fallen below 4 per cent for the first time on record as the rising pension age for women and a thriving jobs market draw more women into the workforce. Women accounted for the bulk of the fall … Continue reading

Posted in Employment / Unemployment Statistics, Employment News | Tagged , | Comments Off on Women lead the way with joblessness at 44-year low!

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

Posted in Employment / Unemployment Statistics, Employment News | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Wages to rise by only 2%, according to CIPD survey

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

Posted in Employment / Unemployment Statistics, Employment News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Employment: Britain has plenty of vacancies but can’t get the staff

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

Posted in Employment / Unemployment Statistics, Employment News | Tagged | Comments Off on UK jobless total falls to 1.64 million

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

Posted in Employment / Unemployment Statistics, Employment News | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Unemployment falls to lowest rate in more than ten years

One in seven jobless after graduation or leaving school, says IPPR

One in seven people are unemployed within a year of leaving school or university, research has found. The study showed sharp differences in the unemployment rate for people with different qualifications. Only 5 per cent of young people who have … Continue reading

Posted in Employment / Unemployment Statistics, Employment News | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on One in seven jobless after graduation or leaving school, says IPPR

UK Unemployment rate falls to 7.1%

The number of people out of work fell by 167,000 to 2.32 million in the three months to November, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The ONS also said the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance fell by 24,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Employment / Unemployment Statistics, Employment News | Tagged | Comments Off on UK Unemployment rate falls to 7.1%