15 June 2016

  |  CBI Press Team

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Labour market statistics

The CBI has responded to the latest ONS labour market statistics, which show a 55,000 rise in employment in the three months to April 2016.

Labour market statistics

Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:

"The UK labour market remains in decent health, but pipeline pressures are building for employers, at a time when businesses are facing greater uncertainty.

"Firms are facing a number of issues that could add costs; the impact of the introduction of the National Living Wage, the forthcoming apprentice levy and the EU Referendum, all against the backdrop of anaemic global growth.

"So, combined with persistently low productivity, real risks remain for the labour market’s long-term health and UK growth more broadly."