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Dry January: REC warns candidates will get scarcer in 2018

Dry January: REC warns candidates will get scarcer in 2018

Many of you might be considering a ‘Dry January’ following a languid, booze-fuelled December, rife with Christmas parties and cheeky yet well-deserved pub lunches. Regardless of your decision, January will be a dry month for candidates, as Britain’s employment boom is revealing signs of slowing.

The latest labour market statistics have found that the number of Brits in work have fallen for the second month running. The data, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which examined job rates from August-October 2017, found a significant 56,000 drop in employment, which added to the number of people classed as ‘economically inactive’ – meaning they are not seeking or are available to work.

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