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Please see reaction from recruitment agency, Aspire, to the latest ONS Labour Market Statistics.

Recruitment agency, Aspire, has reacted to today’s ONS Labour Market Statistics, which show the largest quarterly decrease in UK unemployment since 2015 (down to 4.8%), supported by an increase in the number of payrolled employees, which has risen for the fifth consecutive month. Data also signals an 8% growth in job vacancies between February and April 2021. 

Aspire Founder, Paul Farrer, commented:

“Unemployment is falling and the number of job opportunities out there is increasing – both signs that the economic recovery is well underway. As lockdown restrictions ease, the fact that businesses are hiring to meet an upturn in demand is really good news. 

“Those businesses on a hiring spree may be unaware of the shortage of available talent out there. We’re noticing that the number of people applying for a job has dropped to...

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