As an active supporter of organisations that help individuals into work, ICONI are delighted to see the latest set of labour market statistics. The results show that the UK unemployment rate is at the lowest since 1975, at 4.4% and 338,000 more people are in employment than this time last year. These impressive figures emphasise the hard work of jobseekers, employers and employability support providers.
The Minister for Employment, Damian Hinds commented:
“Over the past year, the rise in employment has been overwhelmingly driven by permanent and full-time jobs as employers continue to invest in Britain’s strong economy. The task now is to build on this success through Jobcentre Plus and our employment programmes so that everybody can benefit from the opportunities being created”.
Parallel to the publication of these statistics, the UK Government has announced plans to provide specialist support for thousands of long-term jobseekers through six new employability pilot schemes throughout England. Up to £28m has been commissioned for these by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
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