CBI: The jobs market
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The jobs market

To support job creation the UK needs a flexible labour market that works for business and wider society

Jobs market overview

After experiencing a significant and prolonged downturn the UK economy is now finally on the path to more robust growth. Employment has been growing strongly and levels of unemployment have fallen considerably. Yet there is still some way to go before we make up the ground that’s been lost during the crisis, not just on getting unemployment rates back down to where they were but also in tackling the UK’s low productivity performance.

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There is a strong business case – as well as a social one – for tackling unemployment: those in work are healthier, live longer and are better off. Firms' ability to access the right people with the right skills will also help the UK to remain an attractive place to do business. The CBI believes that job creation depends on establishing a flexible labour market that works for business and wider society.  



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