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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 June 2018. The next ONS release date is 11 September 2018.

  • 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 11 September 2018.

  • Employers report lack of candidates and pressure to increase wages

    Date:
    13 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    Two in five employers found it difficult to get the staff they needed over the past 12 months and have reported receiving fewer applications from "suitable" candidates, according to the CIPD and The Adecco Group.

  • Vacancies and salaries enjoy "summer bounce", says REC

    Date:
    10 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    Vacancies for both permanent and temporary staff increased at the quickest rate for eight months in July, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for July 2018 on the availability and recruitment of permanent and temporary staff from IHS Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation. The next figures are due to be published on 7 September 2018.

  • Number of applicants per vacancy hits record low

    Date:
    6 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    Competition for job roles hit a record low in June, as the number of applicants per vacancy dropped to 0.38 from 0.40 the month before.

  • Workers fear automation will worsen their role

    Date:
    6 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    Around 10 million workers - 37% of the UK workforce - are worried that automation will change their jobs for the worse, according to in-depth research published to coincide with the launch of a new Commission on Workers and Technology.

  • Retail sector employee levels set to stagnate further

    Date:
    27 July 2018
    Type:
    News

    Nearly a fifth of retailers are preparing to shed employees, and more than half do not expect staffing levels to rise, as the high street continues to be affected by the shift in buying habits to online and rising costs.

  • Concerns grow over cyber security skills gap

    Date:
    24 July 2018
    Type:
    News

    Last week in parliament, MPsĀ and peers accused the government of lacking urgency in its work to tackle the shortage of skilled cyber security workers. And, separately, accountancy giant Deloitte has expanded a scheme to encourage more women to enter the sector.

  • AI set to create more jobs than it replaces by 2037

    Date:
    18 July 2018
    Type:
    News

    Artificial intelligence (AI) will create as many jobs as it displaces over the next 20 years, but there will be "winners" and "losers" by industry sector.

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