Jobs market set for boost

The employment outlook is at its strongest level since before the recession, although many new jobs are part-time or temporary, according to a new study.

Firms are expected to employ new staff in the new year Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Archive

Employment firm Manpower said a growing number of firms plan to take on staff in the new year.

A survey of 2,100 employers showed that more are intending to hire workers than make redundancies.

The research was published ahead of new unemployment figures today.


Unemployment falls by 82,000

Unemployment fell by 82,000 between August and October to 2.51 million, official figures showed today.