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Unemployment has fallen - commentary from totaljobs

By David Clift, HR Director, totaljobs

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Today’s news marks the latest impressive landmark for employment figures, which have remained stable throughout a year largely defined by uncertainty.

Not since 1975 when Margaret Thatcher defeated Edward Heath for the leadership of the Conservative Party have unemployment figures been lower. 

Data from totaljobs has found that a number of industries are continuing to perform strongly, with the healthcare seeing a 7% month on month increase in job postings.

Rarely a day seems to go by at the moment without a major news event threatening stability on the domestic or global stage. However, if 2017 has been a year where few things have remained consistent, one thing we have learnt is that the job market is able to withstand such external pressures.