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Unemployment figures could reach 3m by 2013

Filed under: Recruitment General — Mark on July 12, 2012

Continual uncertainty regarding the eurozone, along with the Greek elections and an increasingly poor debt position for Southern Europe have been blamed for the recruitment figures, says a report by the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation). This has resulted in a difficult situation for many in a number of industries, such as I.T., with information security vacancies, business continuity jobs and other roles in the sector being harder to come by.

When worked out on a scale which sees anything over 50 representing increased statistics, the volume of permanent job placements decreased from 51 in May to 46.8 in June.

Other figures reveal that vacancies advertised in May climbed by the lowest amount than they have in the last five months. For what is now the seventh consecutive month, temporary jobs also saw declining figures with the fastest declining rate for three years.

There were no figures disclosed for average salaries, which suggests that the labour market in the UK is not even close to staging a “recovery”.

KPMG head of business services, Bernard Brown, highlighted his concern to the Telegraph:

“A real worry for me is the acceleration in the pace of decline, which suggests this isn’t a mere blip. If this trend were to continue, there’s a very real chance we could hit a 3m unemployed figure in the UK.”

Unemployment in the UK currently stands at 2,600,000 – which accounts for 8.2 per cent of those at working age in the UK, according to official figures.

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