The number of unemployed people in the UK rose by 70,000 in the quarter from December to February, according to the latest labour market data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
This means that 2.56 million people were out of wor More...17 April 2013 14:00
The surprising strength of private-sector jobs growth has deflected attention away from what's been happening to those in the public sector, says John Philpott, former chief economic adviser at the CIPD and director of independent research organisation More...15 April 2013 15:28
The Chancellor, George Osborne, might have chosen a better day to deliver his fourth Budget statement to Parliament. For months now, each set of official labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown falling unemployment. More...21 March 2013 09:22
This Personnel Today webinar, in association with Learndirect , originally shown online on 25 March 2013, examines the various ways in which organisations can employ young people and look at the raft of government initiatives that have been la More...18 March 2013 14:00
Employers will be able to design their own apprenticeship standards and qualifications, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce today.
One of the key findings of the Richard Review was that many employers hesitate to employ apprentices bec More...14 March 2013 11:04
February saw a 12% monthly rise in job opportunities, marking the highest number advertised since 2009. This is according to the analysis of job advertisement trends throughout the UK, conducted by recruitment agency Reed.
Of the 33 sectors analyse More...04 March 2013 15:21
Employment will continue to grow during the first quarter of 2013, which will mark the fourth consecutive quarter of growth. This is according to the latest Labour Market Outlook report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIP More...18 February 2013 13:12
There was an increase on the number of people who found jobs in January, as well as a rise in the number of employers on the lookout for skilled staff, according to the latest Report on Jobs, published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confed More...08 February 2013 13:24
Another month, another set of mixed official figures on the UK labour market. Those who know me are aware of how desperate I am to see a return to full employment. But unlike commentators with a political or commercial vested interest in talking th More...23 January 2013 16:01
John Philpott, freelance economist and former chief economic adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, comments on the latest job figures from the Office for National Statistics.
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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
The Work Programme, the Government's flagship welfare-to-work scheme, has been branded a "miserable failure" after it did not meet its targets.
Only 3.53% of unemployed people found sustainable work (defined as a job for six months or more), u More...27 November 2012 15:47
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
Almost three-quarters of nurses believe that NHS job cuts are having a negative effect on their work, according to a survey by health workers' union Unison. The survey of more than 3,000 nurses found that fewer than 10% felt they could deliver More...30 October 2012 15:25
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