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Uncertainty before the election took its toll as job vacancies drop to 27-month low

The UK jobs market remained stable in the three months to October despite political deadlock the announcement of the December election. The employment rate grew slightly by 0.4% compared with the same period last year and total employment now stands at 76.2%, 0.4% higher than last year, according to new figures from the ONS. The unemployment rate stands at 3.8%, 0.3% lower than the same period last year.

Our flexible labour market is a national success story that the next government must protect

British workers reject 9-5 as the way to make a living More people are rejecting the traditional 9-5 working pattern in favour of greater flexibility* to get ahead in their careers and enjoy a better work-life balance.

Jobs market stable despite uncertainty and #Brexit turmoil

ONS labour market statistics: jobs market stable despite uncertainty and Brexit turmoil The UK jobs market remained stable in the three months to September with the employment rate down by just 0.1% compared to the previous quarter. Total employment now stands at 76.0%, 0.5% higher than last year, according to new figures from the ONS. The unemployment rate decreased slightly from 3.9% last quarter to 3.8%.

Business organisations call on Chancellor to open up training opportunities to millions more workers at #SpendingReview

A coalition of leading business bodies representing tens of thousands of employers and millions of workers has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid today, urging him to use the spending review to broaden the apprenticeship levy.

#Brexit transition plan urgently needed to protect jobs and British business

A managed Brexit with a transition strategy is urgently needed to protect the rights of EU citizens currently living and working here and to avoid a potential disaster for businesses after Brexit.

Employers remain cautious amid political uncertainty

New data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) shows that businesses continue to be cautious about hiring and investing due to the current political uncertainty. This is despite the fact that employer confidence had been starting to show signs of improvement since the extension to the Brexit deadline.

#FullStrength coalition calls for immigration reform to avoid worsening skills shortages

Cross-sector coalition sets out blueprint to reform immigration system

A strong and robust labour market, with high employment and pay continuing to rise

The ONS labour market statistics, July 2019

Employer confidence beginning to show signs of improvement

New data published today by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) shows that employers’ confidence, both in the UK economy and in their own businesses’ ability to hire and invest, has started to improve since the extension to the Brexit deadline.

Labour Market Statistics, June 2019: No news is good news overall, while employment of older people sets new records

Today’s labour market figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the UK unemployment rate holding at 3.8% for February to April 2019, the lowest since October to December 1974.

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