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14 Jun 2022
This is really grim news on pay and is only likely to get worse. Despite the tightest labour market on record, nominal pay is broadly flat meaning that rocketing inflation is leading to the largest cuts in real pay in at least two decades.
17 May 2022
There’s some good news in today’s figures, with record pay growth in the private sector just about keeping wages ahead of inflation, and unemployment continuing to fall to its lowest since 1974.
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12 Apr 2022
This morning’s Labour Market Statistics are disappointing overall (again). The further sharp fall in unemployment disguises an unexpectedly large rise in the number of people out of work and not looking for work.
15 Mar 2022
This morning’s Labour Market Statistics, covering October 2021 to January 2022, continue to disappoint. A further sharp fall in unemployment, now close to its pre-pandemic record, has masked a further growth in ‘economic inactivity’ as the labour force has continued to shrink overall.
15 Feb 2022
Despite vacancies hitting another record high, employment is still stuck more than half a million below pre-pandemic levels, with low unemployment appearing to be the result of people leaving the labour market entirely.
18 Jan 2022
Today’s jobs figures are disappointing. Despite record vacancies, employment is unchanged on the figures reported last month while economic inactivity appears to be rising.
14 Dec 2021
On the face of it, today’s figures are some rare good news for the government, with unemployment now dropping fast towards pre-crisis levels, employment rising and more than twice as many vacancies as there were last Christmas.
16 Nov 2021
We’ve never seen jobs being filled at a faster rate than now, with three quarters of a million people starting a new job every month since Covid restrictions were eased.
12 Oct 2021
Today’s figures show that labour shortages are now affecting the whole economy, with fewer unemployed people per vacancy than at any time in at least forty years.