Louisa Withers | 23 Feb 2021

Cause for optimism in latest labour market figures?

The latest official labour market statistics continue to show a declining picture, with a fall in employment and a rise in unemployment. However, experimental data from the HMRC’s Real Time Information (RTI) system, which collates data directly from employers’ Pay -As-You-Earn submissions, indicates a marginal increase in the number of payrolled employees for the second consecutive month – up by 0.3% since December 2020, equivalent to 83,000 employees. 

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