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Labour Market Overview Jun'22: "Job vacancies at a record high and pay on the rise... Its a great time to be looking for work!"

Posted on 21 June 2022

Employment Rate

The UK employment rate increased by 2.2 percentage points. A decrease in part time workers has offset the increase in full time employees:

Unemployment Rate

The UK unemployment rate fell by 2.2 percentage points, mirroring the employment rate. The majority of these have been unemployed for up to 6 months:

Economic Inactivity

Returning students drove a decrease in economic inactivity:

Job Vacancies

Job vacancies remain at record levels (currently 1,300,000); however, the rate of growth continues to decelerate:


When adjusted for inflation regular pay (excluding bonus') fell by 2.2% on last year. High bonus payments kept total pay (including bonus') at a positive growth rate. The increasing cost of living will continue to challenge employers, who have so far combated the problem by issuing bonus payments.

With job vacancies at a record high and starting pay on the rise, it is a great time to be looking for work. Search our live job vacancies or visit out looking for work page to see how we can help find you your next role.

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Full overview: Labour market overview, UK - Office for National Statistics (

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