More than half of UK citizens concerned about unemployment

Thu, 11/09/2014 - 13:00 -- nick

More than half of people in the UK are still concerned about a lack of job opportunities, a survey has shown.

The study, by Pew Global, found that 54% of people believe unemployment is a major problem in the country.

This is higher than the 46% of those who believe that inflation is a big concern, suggesting that the Bank of England's favouring of low prices over jobs is not backed up by the public.

UK attitudes to welfare soften, says survey

Tue, 10/09/2013 - 11:25 -- nick

The public's attitude to benefits is softening, according to a new survey.

The British Social Attitudes Survey reports its findings every year on a range of topics including welfare.

And despite continued negative coverage by many newspapers, and the government's ongoing campaign against claimants, when the statement "benefits for unemployed people are too high and discourage work" was put to them, only 51% agreed.

This shows a big drop since last year's survey when 62% concurred.

Employment to grow, but harder to get a job - CIPD

Mon, 13/05/2013 - 16:36 -- nick

The UK's recent employment growth could be set to continue, but it is getting harder to find work, particularly for those with low skills, a survey has found.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Labour Market Outlook report, published today, asked employers whether they planned to take on new staff or lay staff off, and found that plans for growth were more common.

Graduate starting salaries down 13%

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 13:23 -- nick

Graduate starting salaries have gone down by 13% over the last year as the recession, together with an increase in the number of unemployed graduates, take effect.

Starting salaries for those who left education this summer averaged £22,800, 13.2% lower than last year.

Ann Swain, chief executive of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCO), which commissioned the study, said: “The slowdown in the professional-recruitment market, combined with the huge number of graduates competing for jobs means that starting salaries have edged downwards markedly this year.”


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