Unemployment has dropped to its lowest level in more than 40 years

Posted Wednesday 24th May 2017


Unemployment has dropped to its lowest level in more than 40 years, a fabulous result considering it wasn’t long ago that we were struggling with a recession.

Can you guess which is Somerset’s strongest industry, in terms of staffing numbers? The answer may surprise you – and no it’s not farming!

Of those employed in Somerset, the number of people in professional roles is 18.2% - the largest of all occupations – closely followed by skilled trades at 14.3%. Professional roles largely follow the national average, but skilled trades nationally drops to 10.4%*.

These statistics mirror two of the strongest divisions that we represent in One Step Recruitment, known internally as Commercial and Industrial roles. As Somerset’s leading recruitment agency we contribute to the employment stats and we’re sharing them with you so you too can stay one step ahead.

Want to know more about unemployment levels across the UK? The Telegraph makes for some interesting reading:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/15/uk-unemployment-falls-lowest-level-40-years/

*According to the Annual Population Survey April 2017



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