New government urged to come good on election promises
Official figures just released show that the total number of people in work rose to 31.1m in the last quarter, and that average pay excluding bonuses rose by 2.2%. The technology sector in particular is booming, it saw its biggest ever surge in hiring over the last three months.
Unemployment also continued to fall to 1.83m, 35,000 down from the previous quarter and the lowest for seven years.
Prior to the election David Cameron promised to create 1000 new jobs a day over the next parliamentary term if they are re-elected.
“There were promises made by the new government, prior to winning the election, of building a stronger more sustainable economy, which of course should lead to more jobs,” explains Graeme McKinnon, managing director of Select Appointments.
“The jobs market is currently in a very good position. Employers are forecasting more investment and further growth, particularly in the private sector, but this can change quickly. Further investment is needed to keep it on the right track.”