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Deloitte chief economist – UK seeing “job-rich recovery”

17 September 2014

Commenting on the latest labour market statistics published this morning by the Office for National Statistics, Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte, said:

“The UK is seeing a job-rich recovery driven by a boom in private sector hiring and self-employment. For every job lost in the public sector in the last year, 3.7 jobs have been created in the private sector. 

“Crucially, a majority of the new jobs created are in full time employment. Wages remain the missing link in this recovery. But with job vacancies up by 25% in the last year and unemployment at a six year low we see earnings heading up from here.” 


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