Posts Tagged ‘Unemployment’

Apprenticeships will contribute £34 billion to UK economy this year

Comments Off | 11-29-2014

This figure includes gains to the economy from higher wages, business profits and taxes of £31 billion per year, an estimated reduction in unemployment benefit payments of £370 million per year, and benefits to organisations while training apprentices of £1.9 billion per year (in 2014 prices). The ratio of benefits to costs of apprenticeships is

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Improving economy sees 2 million more private sector jobs

Comments Off | 06-17-2014

A record employment rise saw nearly 5,500 more people in work every working day over the last 3 months, with the number of private sector workers up by more than 2 million since 2010, according to official figures published today (11 June 2014).
Employment increased by a record-breaking 345,000 in just 3 months. Compared to a

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Unemployment drops below 7%

Comments Off | 04-18-2014

Unemployment has dropped below 7% for the first time since the recession and employment has seen the biggest annual jump in a generation, figures published by the Office for National Statistics today (16 April 2014) show.
Unemployment fell by 77,000 in the last 3 months, taking the unemployment rate to 6.9% for the first time since

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