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Unemployment falls YOY: ONS Commentary from totaljobs

By John Salt, Group Sales Director, Totaljobs

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“In the face of plenty of turmoil surrounding the fall of the pound, the ONS figures continue to provide a reassuring perspective on the state of the economy. Businesses are continuing to hire – and this is reinforced by our Totaljobs Employment Index, which showed that the number of jobs posted on the site in September is up an impressive 7% year-on-year.

“However, there are still quite a few red flags that must be navigated. A number of businesses have made high-profile job loss announcements in the last couple of weeks, while a number of others are still warning that they may need to move jobs elsewhere. It will fall on the Government to continue to support businesses of all sizes so that they can keep on hiring, and keep the job market on this positive trajectory.”