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Surprise rise in unemployment suggests jobs market slowdown

The UK jobs market has showed signs of slowing after the rate of unemployment suddenly went up in the June to August period.

DMA release guide to promote employment among autistic people

DMA Talent, a part of the Data & Marketing Association, have published a new guide which aims to raise the proportion of autistic people in the UK who are in employment.

Wages rise as employment hits highest level since 1971

According to figures published today by the Office for National Statistics, the UK employment rate is at the highest level since comparable records began in 1971.

Over-50s contributed most to post-downturn growth

According to figures published by the ONS, workers aged over 50 made the biggest contribution to post-2008 growth. In 2008, over-50s accounted for 25 per cent of all hours worked with this figure rising to 30 per cent by 2018.

UK wage growth up to 3.6 per cent in "tight" labour market

The Office for National Statistics has revealed the highest rate of wage growth in the UK for 11 years, with a 3.6 per cent rise in the year up to May 2019.

Fall in employment as construction output shrinks

Output in the construction sector contracted in May, partly as a result of Brexit uncertainty affecting demand.

As more people work from home Selectec says solutions are needed

The ONS Labour Force Survey revealed that the number of people working from home has roughly doubled over the last ten years.

Employment at highest level since records began

Britain’s employment rate has reached its highest level since records began, according to new figures published today. The number of people in work rose by 473,000 in the last year, while the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 per cent in November-January, the lowest rate since 1975.

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