Reade, Quentin
February 2004
Personnel Today;2/24/2004, p46
Trade Publication
The article presents a list of happenings, related human resource management as of February 2004. Slower growth in air fares was offset by higher inflation for clothing and food to leave overall Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation. The latest labour market statistics release show a falling unemployment rate and a large fall in the claimant count. The number of people in employment is still rising, although more slowly and job vacancies are a little higher than a year ago. Engineering continues to shed jobs. The biggest drop in the three months to the end of June has been in the West Midlands, where 30 per cent of jobs were lost.


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