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COMMENT: ONS Labour Market Statistics

Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna, comments:

Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna, comments: 

“Unemployment continued to fall in February and our latest Jobs Report showed there are almost a million current live vacancies so prospects are as good as they have been for some time for those looking for a new role.  Combined with average earnings rising again – advertised salaries rose 8.1% in February according to our figures – the latest labour market statistics provide a timely pre-election boost for the Government.

“This virtuous circle has been a long time in the making, so the pressure is very much on the winning party to keep the momentum moving after the General Election.  However, it is also important that we don’t rest on our laurels and assume that the battle is won.  There is still work to be done, not least on zero hours contracts and improving apprenticeship opportunities, before we can claim a completely harmonious jobs market.”