ONS labour market statistics: businesses hiring again as confidence grows
The UK jobs market grew in the three months to December with nearly 33 million people in work, a new record, according to new figures from the ONS. The employment rate grew to a high of 76.5%, 0.6% higher than last year and 0.4% higher than the previous quarter. The unemployment rate remains at 3.8%, 0.2% lower than the same period last year.
Sean Farrington, SVP EMEIA at Pluralsight, has issued a comment following yesterday’s report from the Office of National Statistics reflecting a flat UK economic performance in the three months to October.
The largest fall in monthly construction growth for almost two years demonstrates the urgent need for the next government to invest in construction skills to support UK builders, says Federation of Master Builders in response to the ONS construction output statistics published today.
Employment among people with disabilities rising but more progress needed
New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the gap in employment between working-age people with and without disabilities is closing.