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Employment rate stands at 75.1%, ONS reveals

Estimates from the Labour Force Survey show that, between May to July 2017 and August to October 2017, the number of people in work fell, the number of unemployed people also fell, and the number of people aged from 16 to 64 not working and not seeking or available to work (economically inactive) increased. There […]

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Jobless rate down but wage growth slows

UK unemployment fell in the three months to January but there was a sharp slowdown in wage growth. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the unemployment rate fell to 4.7% – it has not been lower than that since the summer of 1975. However, wage growth has slowed to 2.3% (excluding bonuses) from 2.6% […]

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ONS figures show drop in unemployment year on year

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its employment figures from January to March 2016.   Between October to December 2015 and January to March 2016, the number of people in work increased, the number of unemployed people was little changed, but the number of people not working and not seeking or available to […]

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Almost half the UK workforce will look for a new job in 2016

One in five employees is already looking for a new job Nearly half of UK workers or 15.3 million people will look for a new job in 2016 due to bad management and how poorly valued they are, according to a new report. One in five employees is already job searching, according to a survey […]

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Slower growth of both placements and salaries in September

Key points: Permanent placements rise at slowest rate in ten months Growth in starting salaries moderates to four-month low Temp pay rises at fastest pace in nearly seven years Summary: The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, […]

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Rise in older workers will trigger employee benefits review

Nearly two out of five companies are planning to review their employee benefit packages to ensure they are suitable for older workers, research for MetLife Employee Benefits shows. The study found 37% of employers are planning to review their employee benefits package to meet the needs of older workers while 17% have already done so. […]

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Business Groups welcome 8 week work experience plans…

Business Groups welcome 8 week work experience plans for 18-21 years old which means they can gain valuable experience without losing their benefits…

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