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ONS labour market commentary from totaljobs

John Salt, Group Sales Director, totaljobs

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“Given that this is the first month that ONS figures have included data from the outcome of the EU Referendum, it’s really positive to see that unemployment has fallen yet again. It seems that businesses remain confident and this is certainly a sentiment we’ve seen echoed in our own data, which found that almost half (44%) of UK businesses say that Brexit won’t affect the number of people they hire.

“However, it would be naïve to assume that the UK job market has successfully navigated the stormy waters caused by Brexit. Our August Totaljobs Employment Index revealed that the number of applications per job, a measurement of job competitiveness, is up 14% year-on-year. Therefore, the new Government must continue to do all it can to create conditions where businesses of all sizes will be encouraged to keep on hiring.”

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