Press releases

Deloitte senior economist comments on today's labour market figures

15 June 2021

Commenting on the latest labour market figures, published by the ONS today, Debapratim De, senior economist at Deloitte, said:

“With payrolls up for the sixth straight month in May, unemployment in decline and a continued surge in vacancies, the UK labour market is tightening rapidly. Last month’s easing of lockdown restrictions has been a major contributor to this, boosting hiring in the hospitality and accommodation sectors.

“But there is still a long way to go before a full recovery. Despite recent rises, total hours worked and payrolls remain well below their pre-pandemic levels.”


Note to Editors

About Deloitte
In this press release references to “Deloitte” are references to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”) a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTTL and its member firms.

Deloitte LLP is a subsidiary of Deloitte NSE LLP, which is a member firm of DTTL, and is among the UK's leading professional services firms.

The information contained in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.

For more information, please visit

Member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.

Did you find this useful?