UK welcomed jobs “boom” over 2012, study finds

Despite having to battle through huge cutbacks in public spending and the economic downturn, a new study shows Britain defying the odds to record a jobs “boom” last year. 

The Jobs Economist, a leading analyst of the market, claims 2012 was the best year for employment since 2000. According to, this was viewed as a surprise given that all the previous booms had occurred in periods of economic strength.

Those on the lookout for market research jobs among others in that area should be able to take a degree of confidence out of the findings, which arrive ahead of the latest unemployment figures. says ministers are hoping to see yet another fall in the number of people out of work after data from last month revealed a 14,000 drop in unemployment to 2.5 million.

Claiming a jobs boom without economic growth to be “unprecedented” in UK economic history, study director Dr John Philpott said: “Believe it or not, 2012 really was a year of extraordinarily strong employment growth.

“With the UK economy at risk of a triple dip recession, around 10,000 public sector jobs being shed each month and 2.5 million people unemployed, it sounds odd to suggest that we’ve just been through a jobs boom.” 

by Richard Towey on March 22, 2013

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