The pandemic has increased public appreciation for essential workers, but they remain poorly paid.
According to the latest data released today from the ONS, employment in the UK remains strong, wage growth continues to lag inflation, and unemployment unexpectedly ticked up for the first time in two years.
The ONS's first labour market statistics release of 2018: good news for job creation, bad news for real wage growth.
Indeed report 'Targeting Today’s Job Seeker' provides insight for both employers and job seekers.
The UK labour market sent decidedly mixed messages in 2017. As the employment rate stays close to its record high, real wage growth remains disappointingly weak and migration saw a significant drop.
Even though the UK still remains the preferred destination for Europeans looking outside their home countries, its position at the top has eroded substantially after Brexit. Over the same period, Ireland has caught the eye of more Europeans.