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Employment rate to rise in the North West

Employment rates in the North West are set to continue to rise during the coming months, according to a new employer intentions survey.

Employment rates in the North West are on the rise, with an increase of 6% expected in the region.

Despite concern surrounding the economic impact of Brexit and a decline in consumer spending, figures put the area at 2% higher than the rest of the UK for estimated hiring during the next quarter.

According to data from the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, which analyses responses from 2,107 UK employers, employment was expected to rise in a number of sectors.

James Greaves, Operations Director at Manpower, stated that there is real cause for positivity about job growth in the area.

“A range of employers such as Erlson Precision Components, Scott Group and Go Car Credit continue to provide jobs across the region.

In Manchester, there is particular demand in the logistics sector, including from transport and logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel, which has a big presence in the city and its surrounding areas.”

The national average, of just 4%, equals the lowest employment growth figures since 2012, with business and financial services particularly affected, with a rate of -1% growth, the lowest since 2009, when the UK was in economic recession.

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