The proportion of 18- to 24-year-olds not in employment, education or training (NEETs) has risen to 18.4%, according to figures released today by the Department for Education (DfE).
The figure, for the second quarter of 2011, is an increase from las More...24 August 2011 15:26
Employers have stepped up their use of flexible staffing while downgrading their plans to increase their permanent workforce, as economic uncertainty continues.
This is according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment C More...24 August 2011 09:54
The number of people forced to work part time because they could not find a full-time job has risen to the highest level since comparable records began, with unemployment climbing to 2.49 million.
The figures, released by the Office of Nat More...17 August 2011 14:29
The recovery recently witnessed in the jobs market is set to slow sharply due to a fall in confidence in the country's economic recovery. That is according to the latest Labour Market Outlook survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Develop More...15 August 2011 16:35
Figures released today suggest that business confidence is on the rise, with three-quarters of employers looking to increase their workforces in the next three months.
The latest Jobs Outlook data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (R More...21 July 2011 12:32
The impact of "anaemic" economic growth on the labour market remains severe, despite the outlook for unemployment becoming "less bleak", the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has claimed.
This is according to the CIPD's latest More...13 July 2011 00:01
The rate of growth in the number of permanent hires fell in June to its lowest level since August 2009, according to the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs.
The rise in temporary placements fell to an eight More...06 July 2011 16:58
The number of job vacancies in the UK increased in June, making up for the fall reported in May, according to research from recruitment website reed.co.uk . The latest Reed Job Index report showed that job numbers on the site increased from 112,104 More...05 July 2011 13:10
Applications for graduate jobs have hit a record high, with an average of 83 university leavers applying for each vacancy, according to the Association of Graduate Recruiters' (AGR) biannual survey. This high follows steady increases in applications More...28 June 2011 00:01
Job prospects are improving in the private sector, particularly for professional and highly skilled staff, according to the CBI. "Navigating Choppy Waters", a joint survey by the CBI and Harvey Nash Employment, polled 335 UK organisations employing n More...20 June 2011 17:09
Employers are struggling to recruit because they are being swamped by unsuitable candidates, while the talented individuals they are looking for are staying put, fearing that the economy is too volatile to risk changing jobs.
These are the main find More...15 June 2011 13:30
The UK labour market suffers from deep-seated problems that won't be rectified by economic growth alone, according to a report published today by the CBI. In the report, "Mapping the route to growth: rebalancing employment", the CBI claims that More...13 June 2011 12:16
Growth of staff appointments to permanent and temporary positions has slowed to the weakest rate in seven months, according to the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs. Demand for workers also rose at the slow More...08 June 2011 00:01
The reasons that people sign on to incapacity benefits are subject to large regional variations, latest research has concluded.
A study in Occupational Medicine , a Society of Occupational Medicine journal, has also suggested that there have been m More...01 June 2011 15:54
As the UK comes out of recession, the country could see a "jobless recovery" resulting in economic growth without accompanying jobs growth, according to Dennis Turner, chief economist at HSBC. Speaking at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Deve More...26 May 2011 11:39
UK business groups are still wary of an unstable job market, even though the latest employment figures published today show a marginal fall in unemployment levels. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that the unemployment rate for the More...18 May 2011 12:16
Thousands of young people from the UK's poorest families believe that they will achieve little or nothing in life, claims a new report from The Prince's Trust and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), published ahead of unemployment figures that show the nu More...18 May 2011 09:50
The labour market is taking "baby steps" towards pre-recession levels as employers predict a small increase in recruitment, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
The comments came as the CIPD and professional serv More...18 May 2011 09:13
The Scottish industrial heartlands of West Dunbartonshire and East Ayrshire have overtaken inner London boroughs to become the worst place to find a job in Britain, according to new research from the TUC.
The analysis , published ahead of the lates More...16 May 2011 11:02
Unemployment has fallen by 17,000 to 2.48 million, according to the latest Office for National Statistics figures released today. The latest figures mean that the overall rate of unemployment in the UK now stands at 7.8% and total pay rose by 2% comp More...13 April 2011 13:04