Updated to include official statistics from the ONS on average weekly hours worked in the UK for the three months to the end of November 2019. The next ONS release date is 18 February 2020.
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 18 February 2020.
Updated to include data for December 2019 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 7 February 2020.
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.
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.
Recent university graduates are having to take on second jobs in order to pay their rent and cope with rising living costs.
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.
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.
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.
Political and economic uncertainty continues to affect the labour market as data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and KPMG showed that permanent placements fell at the quickest rate for more than three years.
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