On the one hand we have massive uncertainty around Brexit, low growth forecasts, car manufacturers closing or switching operations out of the UK and political instability. That would normally lead to hiring freezes as well as employees sitting put rather than risk moving job. What we are actually seeing is record employment figures, a high number of job vacancies and people continuing to move job. The added plus is wages showing real growth, so although we may not feel happier or bank accounts are finally getting some love. The digital media and marketing communications sector continues to buzz with life and its as good as time as any to consider a move.
The number of people in work in the UK has continued to climb, with a record 32.6 million employed between October and December, the latest Office for National Statistics figures show. Unemployment was little-changed in the three-month period at 1.36 million. The jobless rate, remaining at 4%, is at its lowest since early 1975. Weekly average earnings went up by 3.4% to £494.50 in the year to December - after adjusting for inflation, that is the highest level since March 2011.