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Jack Kennedy

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Jack Kennedy

Jack Kennedy

Jack is an Economist on the Indeed Hiring Lab who focuses on the UK/Ireland labour market. Before joining Indeed, Jack was a senior economist at Nationwide Building Society and prior to that at global information provider IHS Markit. He holds an MSc in finance and economic policy from SOAS, University of London and a BSc in economics and finance from the University of York.


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UK Employment Figures, January 2022: Labour Market Tightens Even Further

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Unemployment falls below pre-pandemic low but inactivity rises again.


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Irish Job Postings Through 18 February: Postings Power Ahead

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Job postings have risen to a new post-pandemic high.


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UK Job Postings Through 18 February: Postings Hit New High

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Job postings are growing strongly again after a soft start to 2022.


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Hiring Challenges Fuel Big Wage Gains in Jobs Exposed to Brexit

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Occupations most reliant on EU workers before the pandemic have seen more than double the wage growth of others as resurgent labour demand meets a worker supply crunch.


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Indeed Job Search Survey January 2022: Urgency To Find a New Job Dipped in January

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Active job search subdued at start of 2022, with urgency falling among those out-of-work.