The UK job market has continued to defy the wider gloomy economic picture as unemployment fell by 82,000 between August and October - the biggest quarterly drop since 2001.
The latest Labour Market Statistics report from the Office for National Sta More...12 December 2012 11:39
The UK jobs market is at its most buoyant since December 2009, according to recruitment data published today. The latest Job Index figures from recruiter Reed suggest that the final quarter of 2012 is set to be the strongest since the organisation be More...03 December 2012 12:08
Positive employment outlook set to remain for rest of 2012 The employment outlook for the rest of the year is set to remain positive, according to... More...12 November 2012 15:06
October was an encouraging month for recruitment, with the number of jobs posted by UK employers up 4% month on month, and 8% on last year, according to the latest Job Index figures from jobs board reed.co.uk. The Reed Job Index reported that i More...01 November 2012 08:45
Private-sector companies will continue to be cautious about recruitment for the next six months, according to the latest Employment Trends Survey from the CBI and recruitment company Harvey Nash, released today.
Just over one-third of bus More...29 October 2012 10:14
Almost eight thousand more of last year's graduates are in employment compared with the year before, according to the latest Graduate Market Trends report from the Higher Education Career Services Unit (HECSU) .
Despite contin More...25 October 2012 15:49
I spent much of yesterday at a seminar organised by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) listening to the assembled economists and number-crunchers puzzling over why Britain's stagnant economy is somehow creating jobs by the bucketload, albeit at th More...17 October 2012 16:48
Long-term youth unemployment has fallen in London during the past two years, despite increases across the rest of the country.
According to a TUC analysis of government figures, the number of 16- to 24-year-olds out of work for longer than six month More...16 October 2012 14:02
Job vacancies have grown at their fastest rate for 13 months, with rises reported for both permanent and temporary positions. This is according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG's job data for September, which also found More...08 October 2012 09:38
The Government's flagship scheme to reduce youth unemployment isn't going far enough to tackle the problem, according to a group of MPs. The Work and Pensions Select Committee said that the " youth contract" was a good start, but added tha More...19 September 2012 14:03
Many employers are failing to recruit young workers despite the majority agreeing that they have a duty to help tackle youth unemployment, according to research by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). One organisation in More...19 September 2012 14:03
The number of unemployed people in the UK fell by 7,000 on the previous quarter in the three months to July, according to the latest labour market data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The figures point to the jobs market continuing to More...12 September 2012 11:10
The number of "under-employed" workers in the UK has risen by 42% since 2008, with young people and low-skilled staff most likely to be working fewer hours than they would like.
This is according to a report by the TUC, which found that 3.3 million More...05 September 2012 12:56
The UK employment rate has risen to its highest level since May 2009, with 71% of 16- to 64-year-olds now in work, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The ONS Labour Market Statistics showed a rise of 0.4% in employme More...15 August 2012 14:52
The number of UK job opportunities is continuing to grow, despite recent figures showing a contraction in the economy. This is according to the latest figures from the Reed Job Index, which found that the number of jobs posted online in July 2012 was More...01 August 2012 12:05
The number of people who have been unemployed for more than two years has risen to its highest level since 1997, despite an overall fall in unemployment.
This is according to the latest labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics ( More...18 July 2012 12:36
Public-sector employers are finding it difficult to recruit and retain staff as cuts bite and the sector loses its appeal to candidates, according to research published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and recruitment More...20 June 2012 08:39
Anxiety about the ongoing uncertainty in the eurozone is causing recruiters in London to halt their recruitment plans, despite overall business optimism being higher than six months ago. The latest London Business Survey, carried out by the CBI and More...19 June 2012 00:01
The rate of job growth in the UK slowed to its weakest in five months during May, as recruiters became more cautious about their hiring activity due to economic uncertainty in the UK and the eurozone. This is according to the latest Report More...12 June 2012 11:30
The stresses of the economic downturn and job and pay insecurity are creating a growing climate of "desk rage", according to health insurer PruHealth and wellness programme provider Vitality.
The survey found that 7.3% of workers polled have witness More...30 May 2012 10:30