over 2 years ago by Meg Fenner Jamieson

Record High Employment Rates Announced for South-West England

Employment rate 2018 blog

"The 81% employment rate for Wiltshire is the highest we’ve seen in our 14 years recruitment experience" 

Today the Office of National Statistics reported a national employment rate of 75.3%, the joint highest figure since records began almost 50 years ago. The ONS also announced record high employment rates in the South West. 

“The UK region with the highest employment rate was the South West at 79.3%. The South West had a record high for both its employment rate and level. The next highest employment rates were seen in the South East at 79.2% and the East of England at 77.9%. 

Dan, who founded CMD Recruitment with his twin brother Tim almost 14 years ago, said today:

"These statistics confirm what we’ve seen on the ground. With 81% of Wiltshire’s workforce employed, it is becoming more challenging to recruit the candidates our clients need. So we have invested in our staff, and our team has the recruitment tools and technologies required to expand our network of the best local talent.

To overcome this skills shortage we work hard with our clients to promote their job opportunities, to reach and engage with those hard to find candidates. We're confident we can meet the challenge."

Economic forecasts suggest that the employment rate will remain high, and in that climate the expertise and experience of reputable recruitment services are in high demand. 

Get in touch with the expert team at CMD Recruitment.