The variety of job vacancies hit a report excessive of 1.1 million within the three months to September, because the post-pandemic labour market continued to get better.
The Workplace for Nationwide Statistics stated the variety of job vacancies elevated by 318,000, with all business sectors above or equal to the degrees seen between January to March final 12 months, earlier than the UK’s first coronavirus lockdown.
Lodging and meals providers vacancies elevated by practically 50,000 (59%).
The variety of payroll workers was additionally up by 207,000 to a report 29.2 million in September, placing it on par with ranges seen in February final 12 months.
Darren Morgan, director of financial statistics on the ONS, stated: “The roles market has continued to get better from the consequences of the coronavirus, with the variety of workers on payroll in September now effectively exceeding pre-pandemic ranges.”
He added: “The newest earnings proceed to point out progress on the 12 months, even after taking inflation into consideration.
“Nonetheless, the figures are nonetheless being affected by particular components that make it exhausting to learn underlying developments.”
Chancellor Rishi Sunak stated: “As we transfer to the following stage of our help, it is encouraging to see our Plan For Jobs working – the variety of anticipated redundancies remained very low in September, there are extra workers on payrolls than ever earlier than and the unemployment charge has fallen for eight months in a row.
“We stay dedicated to serving to individuals discover nice work, with an additional £500m to help tons of of hundreds again into employment and assist the bottom paid to progress of their careers.”
The UK’s employment charge was up 0.5 share factors on the quarter, to 75.3%, whereas the unemployment charge was down 0.4 share factors to 4.5%.
Progress in common whole pay (together with bonuses) was 7.2% and common pay (excluding bonuses) was 6.0% amongst workers for the three months June to August 2021.