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Chancellor’s £2 billion “kickstart scheme” to be set out on Wednesday

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is poised to present his £2 billion “kickstart scheme” which is intended to guarantee more jobs for young people.

Government promises 30,000 new traineeships to stave off unemployment

The government is promising to provide 30,000 new traineeships to get young people in England working as fears of mass unemployment continue to grow in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

Employment rates rise while job vacancies fall, ONS report reveals

Statistics from the Office for National Statistics show that the UK’s employment rate has risen to a new high of 76.3 per cent, largely due to a record number of women in full time work.

ONS: UK unemployment lowest since 1975

In the three months to October 2019, the unemployment rate in the UK fell to its lowest recorded level since January 1975 according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Official statistics show third quarter slowdown in wage growth

UK wage growth slowed in the three months to September according to official figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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.

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.

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.

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