Unemployment

Pay offers soar as workers prioritise job safety

Pay growth continued to rise while unemployment increased, the latest labour market data from the Office for National Statistics showed (11 June).

‘Iceberg’ labour market continues to cool

The latest labour market figures show unemployment on the rise and vacancies continuing to drop, but lower inflation has seen real-terms pay growth increase.

Scotland employment and wages growing slower than rest of UK since 2014

There has been slower growth in employment and earning levels in Scotland since 2014 according to a new report from The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Young people discouraged from working

More than 250,000 18-to-24-year-olds have been put off working for life, according to research from City & Guilds.

Single parent employment rate reaches six year low

The employment rate for lone parents in the UK dropped to 66.4% between April and June 2022, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Desperate labour market leads to record low youth unemployment

Youth unemployment has reached record lows, according to research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Hiring boom continues despite looming recession

The UK’s hiring boom is expected to continue into the next quarter despite the Bank of England warning of a recession.

Hiring demand increases as unemployment rates fall

Companies are hiring more frequently than ever, at a time when job vacancies are exceeding the rate of unemployment.

Rise in redundancies could have long-lasting consequences, HR warned

Planned redundancies increased by 103% at the start of 2022, posing a risk to company reputation.

Tackling labour market friction after Covid-19: a time for transformational thinking 

The UK government signalled its intention to intensify benefit sanctions with the recently announced ‘Way to Work’ scheme, which aims to move half a million people into jobs by the end of June 2022. 

Employers encouraged to take a chance on young people to reduce unemployment

The CIPD has pledged to support young people in the UK, as just under half (43%) feel the pandemic has harmed their long-term career prospects.

UK employment hits record high

The number of vacancies has hit the highest estimate since comparable records began in 2001, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS)