Indicators… at-a-glance business data

February 2006
Personnel Today;2/28/2006, p46
Trade Publication
The article presents information on several business indicators of Great Britain, including inflation, unemployment, online recruitment, job creation, etc. Annual inflation--the government's target measure--fell slightly to 1.9% in January 2006, compared with 2% in December. The unemployment rate was 5.1 % in December 2005, up from 4.7% over the previous quarter. The number of unemployed people increased by 108,000 over the quarter, and by 123,000 over the year, to reach 1.53 million. Online job recruitment activity across Great Britain fell sharply in January, registering its steepest decline since the inception of the Monster Employment Index UK more than a year ago. More than 30,000 jobs were created across 21 key industries in January, but this was down 12,538 on January 2005.


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