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Labour market

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  • Working hours

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include official statistics from the ONS on average weekly hours worked in the UK for the three months to the end of December 2019. The next ONS release date is 17 March 2020.

  • Employment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include the latest official statistics from the ONS on employment and unemployment, and labour market forecasts from HM Treasury and ManpowerGroup. The next ONS release date is 17 March 2020.

  • Public-sector recruitment confidence hits 12-year high

    Date:
    17 February 2020
    Type:
    News

    Employment growth in the public sector is expected to match the private sector for the first time in 12 years, a new analysis has indicated.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for January 2020 on the availability and recruitment of permanent and temporary staff from IHS Markit/KPMG/Recruitment & Employment Confederation. The next figures are due to be published on 6 March 2020.

  • Proportion of older workers grows rapidly

    Date:
    12 December 2019
    Type:
    News

    The gap between the employment rate of 50- to 64-year-olds and under-50s may be at its narrowest in 25 years as the proportion of older workers grows far more rapidly.

  • Hiring plans for Q1 weakest in seven years

    Date:
    11 December 2019
    Type:
    News

    Employers' hiring intentions are at their weakest in seven years with Brexit uncertainty, the general election and a slowing global economy all affecting their confidence.

  • Graduates take on second jobs to meet living costs

    Date:
    20 November 2019
    Type:
    News

    Recent university graduates are having to take on second jobs in order to pay their rent and cope with rising living costs.

  • HR most likely to be reaping automation benefits

    Date:
    18 November 2019
    Type:
    News

    HR professionals are more likely to be experiencing the benefits of automation in their roles than any other professional in the UK, but more than a third think the pace of technological change in their organisation is slow.

  • Robots and automation: UK lags behind G7

    Date:
    19 September 2019
    Type:
    News

    Entire regions of the UK face being left behind and British businesses could find themselves being uncompetitive, unless the government steps up efforts to manage the transition to automation.

  • Missing out on training means low-skilled workers lose out on thousands

    Date:
    11 September 2019
    Type:
    News

    Employees that can't access training get trapped under a 'skills ceiling' that means they lose out on almost £12,000 a year in earnings, according to the Association of Accounting Technicians.

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