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.
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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week in parliament, MPs 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.
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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