UK employment rises but wages fall – “Election battle lines drawn not around those who are out of work, but those in work” – reaction from Indeed economist

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Mariano Mamertino, EMEA economist at the global job site, Indeed, comments:

Posted inOpinionon17 May 2017 Company ProfileIndeedView profile »

“Britain’s labour market is pulling workers in opposing directions – more jobs are being created but both productivity and real wages are falling.

“The UK’s job creation engine continues to purr away, with both the number of people in work and the number of vacancies reaching record levels.

“With many employers now shrugging off their post-referendum reluctance to hire, in many areas there is a full-blown battle for talent.

“But with inflation at its highest level for four years, wage growth is slowing

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