Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

ONS Labour Market Statistics reaction from UK's leading independent job board

In reaction to today’s ONS Labour Market Statistics report, Lee Biggins, CEO and Founder of CV-Library, the UK's leading independent job board said:

"Whilst we welcome the latest Labour Market Statistics, which show the largest quarterly decrease in unemployment since 2015, events of the last 14 months render these figures far less indictive of the job market than usual. With the furlough scheme still running and the lockdown roadmap easing over this period, however great these numbers look, we must keep them in perspective."

Biggins continues: Our data supports the significant growth in vacancies reported but, what is also apparent, is how cautious Brits have become in applying for new jobs. Of course, this is understandable, especially given the current reporting of a new COVID variant, but true recovery can only continue if businesses and job hunters are on the same page."