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Eurozone crisis blamed for gloomy jobs market

Eurozone crisis blamed for gloomy jobs market

Jobseekers in the UK have a rocky time ahead of them, with businesses expected to put expansion and recruitment plans on hold for the foreseeable future, according to new research. The latest quarterly survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development warns that the UK jobs market is facing a “slow, painful contraction”. The [...]

November 14, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Germany sees 3.6% growth in 2010

Germany sees 3.6% growth in 2010

Germany, which is Europe’s largest economy, posted growth of 3.6% in 2010 - the strongest pace since German reunification in 1990, the Federal Statistical Office said today. Export demand helped to bring Germany out of recession in the second quarter of 2009 – much sooner than many of its counterparts throughout the world. “We grew [...]

January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments More
REC survey reveals pick up in UK job market

REC survey reveals pick up in UK job market

A report by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG has revealed employment for both temporary and permanent workers rose during November. The survey of 400 recruitment consultancies showed job appointments grew at their fastest pace in three months. The permanent staff placements index surged to 55.2 in November, from to 52.6 the previous [...]

December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments More
US unemployment rate reaches 9.8% in November

US unemployment rate reaches 9.8% in November

There are continued fears for the strength of the US economic recovery today after the jobs market fails to improve. The Labor Department revealed the unemployment rate rose to 9.8% in November - the highest level since April. The rate has now exceeded the 9% mark since May 2009. The US economy added just 39,000 [...]

December 3, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Report suggests weakening in UK jobs market

Report suggests weakening in UK jobs market

The latest report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG has suggested that the UK jobs market is continuing to weaken as Government spending cuts are having a major impact on employment. The permanent placement index dipped to 54.6 in September, down from 56.3 the previous month. Meanwhile, the temporary and contract staff [...]

October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Australia unemployment rate steady at 5.1%

Australia unemployment rate steady at 5.1%

Figures today revealed Australia’s jobs market remains strong after employment hit a record high of 11.1 million people at work. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the economy created almost 46,000 jobs last month - smashing analysts forecasts of 15,000. The latest figures means the unemployment rate held steady at 5.1%. Westpac Bank expects [...]

July 8, 2010 | 0 Comments More
US Fed continues with policy of low interest rates

US Fed continues with policy of low interest rates

The Federal Reserve has this week elected to keep US interest rates at the historically low level of between 0% and 0.25%, as widely expected. Interest rates in the world’s largest economy have been at the low level since December 2008 and the bank has previously said that as a result of subdued inflation and [...]

April 29, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Report reveals improvement in jobs market

Report reveals improvement in jobs market

A report by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG has revealed February was the seventh consecutive month in which permanent places rose. According to the report, more full-time jobs were added in February than at any time since July 2007. The index, which is produced by Markit for the REC and KPMG, grew [...]

March 4, 2010 | 0 Comments More
PwC report reveals more job woes

PwC report reveals more job woes

A report from accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has revealed more disappointment in the jobs market despite the UK emerging from recession in the fourth quarter of 2009. The report, which is based on interviews with bosses of 70 of the country’s largest companies, found that 28% of bosses are planning redundancies over the next year. The [...]

February 23, 2010 | 0 Comments More
CIPD expects unemployment to rise

CIPD expects unemployment to rise

February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments More
CIPD/KPMG report shows slight improvement in jobs market

CIPD/KPMG report shows slight improvement in jobs market

The latest report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and financial services firm, KPMG, shows that there is still no indication that the labour market is anywhere close to returning to its former health. However, the report does show that while job losses will continue this quarter, it will be at a [...]

November 9, 2009 | 0 Comments More
US consumers not as hopeful as policymakers as confidence dips

US consumers not as hopeful as policymakers as confidence dips

Despite positive comments from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke that the US recession is very likely over and President Barack Obama saying the economy is improving, it seems US consumers are not sharing their optimism after confidence fell unexpectedly in September. The closely-monitored Consumer Confidence Index from the Conference Board fell from a revised 54.5 [...]

September 29, 2009 | 0 Comments More
CIPD: Easter may see turnaround in jobs market

CIPD: Easter may see turnaround in jobs market

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) believes Easter could bring some much awaited good news for the economy. The organisation said the worst of the job cuts could come to an end by Easter. Unemployment in the UK has soared over recent months with the figure reaching 1.97 million between October and December [...]

March 6, 2009 | 0 Comments More