As reported by the BBC, the number of people unemployed in the UK has fallen for the first time in 18 months, ending the continuous rise in unemployment which started in the Summer of 2008.The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in December also seen a dramatic fall, dropping 15,200 to 1.6m.
Experts suggest that the fall in unemployment could be down to more people choosing to study or take on part-time or contract work. The CIPD’s John Philpott indicated that the number of people in full-time work actually fell by 113,000 over the period, while the number of people taking part-time work rose by 99,000.
Here at CK Clinical we have most definitely seen an increase in contract work within the pharmaceutical and clinical industries; in fact the number of contractors on our books has increased by 14% from January 2009 to January 2010.
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