The jobs market’s uncertain future
I have a post at Left Foot Forward, looking at yesterday’s Report on Jobs. On the whole, the news is good, with an increase in permanent placements by employment agencies, who also report more permanent job vacancies. But the scale of the improvement is still very small and the agencies say that pay for permanent jobs fell last month, for the first time in more than two years. Taken with other economic news over the past fortnight the prospects for employment are very hard to call, but it looks like a repeat of last year’s pattern: a recovery in the first months the year, falling off in the second hald.