Accounting services demand grows in Gloucestershire

Demand for accounting and business services in Gloucestershire increases according to official statistics.

Demand for accounting and business services increases in Gloucestershire according to official statistics.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) there were 31.42 million people in work in the UK- 205,000 more than for July to September 2015 and 521,000 more than for a year earlier.

The largest increase in UK workforce jobs, for September 2015, was here in the South West, at 39,000.

There were 22.98 million people working full-time, 387,000 more than for a year earlier. There were 8.43 million people working part-time, 134,000 more than for a year earlier.

The employment rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 who were in work) was 74.1%, the highest since comparable records began in 1971.

There were 1.69 million unemployed people (people not in work but seeking and available to work), 60,000 fewer than for July to September 2015 and 172,000 fewer than for a year earlier.

The unemployment rate was 5.1%, lower than for a year earlier (5.7%). The unemployment rate is the proportion of the labour force (those in work plus those unemployed) that were unemployed.

Average weekly earnings for employees in Great Britain increased by 1.9% including bonuses and by 2.0% excluding bonuses compared with a year earlier.

The UK employment rate, for the 3 months ending December 2015, was highest in the East of England (78.0%) and lowest in Northern Ireland (68.8%). The employment rate estimates showed few large movements for the regions and countries of the UK.

The UK unemployment rate, for the 3 months ending December 2015, was highest in the North East (8.1%) and lowest in the South West (3.7%). The general pattern for all regions is still for flat or gently decreasing unemployment rates.

The highest proportion of workforce jobs in the service sector was in London, at 91.7%, which has remained unchanged since June 2015. The West Midlands had the highest proportion of jobs in the production sector, at 12.9%.

The highest average actual weekly hours worked, for the 12 months ending September 2015, was in Northern Ireland, at 33.6 hours and lowest in Yorkshire and The Humber, at 31.3 hours. For both full-time and part-time workers, it was highest in Northern Ireland, at 38.3 hours and 17.0 hours, respectively.

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