Ken Mulkearn | 17 Nov 2021

Labour market tightens as furlough scheme ends

The post-lockdown labour market persists in passing new milestones, according to the latest official data, with vacancies rising to another high and record figures on both flows from unemployment to employment and job-to-job movements. Figures on the numbers of employees on company payrolls also show that the ending of the furlough scheme is unlikely to have led to a significant increase in redundancies, as some economists feared it would.

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