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REC hits back at Milliband’s recruitment comments as ‘silly business bashing’

Responding to reports in the papers alledging that Labour Leader, Ed Miliband criticised “rogue” employment agencies, recruiting exclusively from abroad, for driving the high levels of low-skilled migration to the UK (FT 24 November 2014) the chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation Kevin Green hit back at length, saying: “This is just silly. It’s another episode…

Labour market tightens as record numbers now employed

Since 2010 two-thirds of the rise in employment has been in managerial, professional or associate professional occupations. The figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 694,000 more people are in jobs compared to this time last year. Employment increased by 112,000 over the last 3 months alone, with the vast majority of the…

Number of ‘economically inactive’ people in UK at lowest rate for 24 years

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released their Labour Market Statistics for April. Key points were: Latest estimates for December 2013 to February 2014 show that employment continued to increase, unemployment continued to fall, as did the number of economically inactive people aged from 16 to 64. These changes continue the general direction of movement…

Employment surges by 280,000 in last three months alone

Labour Market Statistics released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS): Comparing September to November 2013 with the previous three months, the number of people in employment increased by 280,000 (to reach 30.15 million), the number of unemployed people fell by 167,000 (to reach 2.32 million) and the number of people not in the…

More over 65s in work than ever before says ONS

The ONS yesterday (wednesday) released their latest labour market statistics. Comparing August-October 2013 with a year earlier, there were 485,000 more people in employment, 121,000 fewer unemployed people and 156,000 fewer people aged from 16 to 64 not in the labour force (economically inactive). Comparing August to October 2013 with the previous three months, the…

     Just 1.9 jobseekers per vacancy in September, down from 2.3 in September 2012 Total number of advertised UK job vacancies rises 3.3% year-on-year in September to 710,859, the highest in two years Findings give strongest indicator yet that unemployment rate will fall below 7.0% before 2016, the Bank of England’s current prediction, despite the ONS data…

More full time jobs created due to ´squeeze on pay levels´

Commenting on the latest official labour market data, showing that employment rose by 155,000 and unemployment fell by 18,000 in the three months to August: TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “While it’s good news that unemployment is still falling and more jobs are being created, there is still plenty to be worried about. Young people are being excluded…