13 Sep, 2012

UK labour market

  • Employment is up by 263,000 in the quarter to July 2012,  with over half of this growth among part-timers
  • The headline unemployment figure is down slightly by 7,000 on the quarter to July 2012. The more recent figure for those claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance also fell slightly by 15,000 during August.
  • The month also saw small positive changes in the indicators of demand for labour from employers, with redundancies down and job vacancies up.

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