Secretarial Jobs Board

Stats reveal more work on offer

19/03/2008

The government's labour market statistics have revealed there are more jobs on offer.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed the number of jobs have risen by 208,000 in the 12 months from December 2006.

They also revealed the employment rate has increased and the number of people in jobs has reached an all-time high.

The employment rate is up by 0.3 per cent on the last quarter and the number of people in work is now 29.46 million.

The ONS revealed the fall in unemployment mainly occurred among 16-17 year olds and the total number of jobs in December was 31.62 million.

However, pay has not increased and inflation has surged upwards to 2.5 per cent.

The British Retail Consortium said rising food prices were not responsible for inflation increasing.

"Inflation is actually being driven mainly by household energy bills," director general, Stephen Robertson, claimed.

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