Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec 11 Sep 2019|REC response to the ONS labour market statistics, September 2019Opinion
The latest labour market figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show the continued strength of the UK’s jobs market, with the employment rate at a joint-record high of 76.1%. The unemployment rate was 3.8%, the lowest since October to December 1974.
However, the number of vacancies continues to fall, and now stands at 812,000 – 33,000 fewer than a year earlier.
Tom Hadley, Director of Policy and Campaigns at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, commented:
“The UK’s labour