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Tuesday 16 August 2011

UK jobs gap unveiled

The UK's 'jobs gap' – which is equivalent to the number of people currently employed in the country minus employment levels on the eve of the recession in December 2007, has been unveiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

According to the data, the figures stands at 158,000 for the country as a whole, though some areas have fared better than others, with more people currently employed in the East Midlands than before the recession.

This follows on from the latest Monthly Hiring Trends survey, which was produced jointly by APSCo and Staffing Industry Analysts, and revealed that the Midlands was a hotbed of hiring over the past year.

London has also fared well both during and after the recession, according to the ONS figures, with 3.3 per cent increase in the number of people employed in April 2011 compared with December 2007.

East Anglia – another area which fared well on the recent Monthly Hiring Trends survey – has also seen a 1.4 per cent boost in staffing levels since the beginning of the recession.

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Source: The Sales Director News

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